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Liberty Welcomes Canisius for 3-Game Series, this Weekend

March 8, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty Welcomes Canisius for 3-Game Series, this Weekend

CANISIUS AT LIBERTY
March 9-11
Liberty Baseball Stadium
Lynchburg, Va.

Friday – 3 p.m.
Saturday - 2 p.m.
Sunday - 1 p.m.


COMPLETE BASEBALL NOTES

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Live Stats:   Friday     Saturday     Sunday

Quick Hits
• Liberty ran its record at Liberty Baseball Stadium to 8-1 on the year with victories over Youngstown State on Tuesday and Wednesday.
• Canisius and Liberty have never met on the baseball diamond.
• Liberty OF Tre Todd enters the weekend second in the nation with a .643 on base percentage.
• Liberty was picked to finish second in the 2018 Big South Preseason Poll by the league's head coaches. In addition, Liberty
outfielder D.J. Artis was tabbed the 2018 Big South Preseason Player of the Year.
• The Flames are in their second season under Head Coach Scott Jackson. He has led Liberty to a 40-28 record during his two seasons.

Talking Double T
Outfielder Tre Todd has enjoyed a successful start in this first season with the Flames. The junior college transfer enters the weekend leading or tied for the Liberty lead in batting average, hits, RBI, home runs, on base percentage, and walks.

The Deptford, N.J. native has posted a .424 batting average with 14 hits, 16 RBI and three home runs through the first 13 games of 2018. Todd is second in the nation with a .643  on base percentage and 20 bases on balls.

His three-run home run, the first of his team-leading three, in the seventh inning proved to be the difference in the Flames' 5-4 win over VCU on opening day.

Around the Diamond

  • Dylan Allen had three hits and four RBI, Sunday at North Carolina. Allen is tied for the team lead with 14 runs scored.
  • Ben Highfill started for the first time in 2018 and at second base for the first time in his career on Tuesday. Highfill collected two doubles and knocked in a career-high four runs in Liberty's win.
  • Tyler Galazin went 2-for-2 with a double and scored a season-high three times in Liberty's win over Youngstown State on Wednesday.
  • Cam Locklear has hit safely in each of his last six games. The sophomore had three hits and two RBI in the Flames' win on Wednesday.
  • Nine of Tre Todd's 14 hits have been extra bases. Todd has two doubles, two triples and three home runs on the season. Todd leads the Flames with 16 RBI and has reached base in every game this season.
  • D.J. Artis is tied for the team lead with 14 runs scored. He has reached base in every game this season.
  • Andrew Yacyk had two hits, including his first home run of the season, Sunday at North Carolina. Yacyk enters the weekend needing six more doubles to move into the program's top 10 in doubles.