Second baseman Andrew Kowalo tags out a runner trying to steal in Liberty's 6-1 win over Kansas on Saturday. The Flames will host Kentucky on Wednesday at 3 p.m.
KENTUCKY vs. LIBERTY Feb. 22 Liberty Baseball Stadium Lynchburg, Va.
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Weekend Firsts Freshmen hit all three of Liberty's home runs this past weekend at the Charleston Crab House Challenge. Third baseman Ben Highfill hit the first home run of his career and of the season by a Liberty player in the Flames' 6-1 win over Kansas, Saturday. Highfill's solo home run in the fifth inning was also his first collegiate hit.
Meanwhile, shortstop Cam Locklear belted two home runs in Liberty's victory over The Citadel on Sunday. His first collegiate home run came in the second inning and gave Liberty a 1-0 lead. Locklear became the first Flames freshman to hit two in a game since Alex Close on May 18, 2012.
On the mound, senior Caleb Evans recorded the win in the first start of his collegiate career on Saturday. The right-hander allowed one run on two hits over 5 1/3 innings to pick up his first win in a Liberty uniform. The senior, exclusively a reliever during his previous three seasons, had made 34 career appearances with no decisions.
In addition, freshman Garret Price also had several firsts in his relief appearance on Sunday. Price's appearance was the first of his collegiate career and he struck out the first batter he faced in the contest.
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