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Artis Tabbed Big South Baseball Player of the Week

March 20, 2017  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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D.J. Artis has been named the Big South Player of the Week.

D.J. Artis has been named the Big South Player of the Week.

Liberty outfielder D.J. Artis has been named the Big South Player of the Week for games played March 13-19.

Artis hit .500 and posted a .600 on base percentage during Liberty's three-game Big South series with High Point at Liberty Baseball Stadium, this past weekend. The sophomore from Greensboro, N.C., had at least one hit in each of the three games of the series, helping the Flames to take the series, 2-1.

Artis opened the weekend by belting the first grand slam of his career and his first home run of the season, Friday in the Flames' 11-1 victory. On Saturday, the outfielder went 3-for-3 with two walks and scored twice, before finishing the eries with a RBI double and a run scored in Liberty's 14-2 win on Sunday.

The 2016 Big South Freshman of the Year, Artis is tied for the Liberty lead with a .347 batting average. He leads the Flames with 13 RBI and a .508 on base percentage.

Liberty, 11-7, completes an 11-game homestand, tomorrow at Liberty Baseball Stadium. The Flames will square off with the James Madison Dukes, 14-4, in the non-conference contest. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.