2018 Liberty Baseball Schedule
Liberty head baseball coach Scott Jackson has announced his team's 2018 schedule.
The Flames' slate features a total of 12 contests against 2017 NCAA Tournament teams, as well as 28 games at Liberty Baseball Stadium.
For the first time since 2005, Liberty will open its year at home. The Flames will host the VCU Rams, a 35-win team in 2017, for a three-game series, Feb. 16-18 at Liberty Baseball Stadium.
The James Madison Dukes will follow the Rams for a single game on Feb. 20, before the Flames close out the seven-game homestand with a three-game series against 2017 American East regular season champion Binghamton, Feb. 23-25.
Liberty's non-conference schedule will include a three-game series at 2017 NCAA Regional host North Carolina and at 2017 NCAA Regional participant St. John's, along with a three-game home series with Canisius. The Flames will also play a home-and-home series against 2017 NCAA Super Regional participant Wake Forest, Duke and Virginia Tech and a two-game midweek series at home against Youngstown State. Single games against NCAA Regional participant Virginia, along with Elon, George Mason and Richmond round out Jackson's team's non-conference slate
Liberty will open its 2018 Big South Conference schedule with a three-game series at Gardner-Webb, March 16-18. A week later, the Flames will host UNC Asheville in their first three-game home series. Charleston Southern, Longwood and 2017 Big South Champion Radford will also visit Liberty Baseball Stadium during conference play, while the Flames will face Campbell, Presbyterian and Winthrop on the road.
Liberty will look to capture the 2018 Big South Baseball Championship, May 22-26. The conference champion will receive the Big South's automatic bid to the 2018 NCAA Tournament. Regional play in the 2018 NCAA Tournament is scheduled for June 1-3 at sites yet to be determined.