COMPLETE BASEBALL NOTES ASUN Baseball Championship Page
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Quick Hits • Liberty will make its first ever appearance in the ASUN Conference Baseball Championship on Wednesday. The Flames posted a 15-9 record in their first season in the ASUN to claim the No. 2 seed for the tournament. • The Flames have posted 37 wins, the most in the three-year tenure of Head Coach Scott Jackson and the most by a Liberty team since 2014. • With a 3-2 win over Duke in the Flames' final home game of the regular season on May 14, Liberty head coach Scott Jackson recorded the 100th victory of his career. • The Flames posted a 25-5 record at Liberty Baseball Stadium, this season. The mark is the best in the seven year history of the facility. • Liberty posted an 12-13 mark on the road on the road during the regular season. The Flames have not played a neutral site contest yet this season.
Win Total Most Since 2014 • Liberty enters the ASUN Championship with a 37-18 overall record. The Flames' 37 wins are the most by a Liberty team since the 2014 season, when the Liberty posted a 41-18 mark. • The Liberty program record for wins was set in 2010 when the Flames went 43-18. • Liberty's 37 victories are the most during the three-year tenure of Head Coach Scott Jackson. The Flames head coach led the Flames 32 wins in each of his first two seasons. • Liberty has won 30 or more games in each of the last 15 seasons. The Flames have topped 40 or more wins three times in their history, 1983, 2010, 2012 and 2014.
Everybody Loves Embry A fan favorite at Liberty Baseball Stadium, redshirt junior Jonathan Embry has had quite a season for the Flames. The catcher/outfielder has posted a .296 batting average with 37 RBI and 51 runs scored. He has posted a .517 slugging percentage, having belted nine home runs and collected 15 doubles, both team highs.
Embry enters the ASUN Baseball Championship as the conference leader in runs scored and walks. He is also among the ASUN leaders in doubles (T-4th), home runs (5th) and slugging percentage (5th).
Defensively, the Louisville, Kent., native has been rock solid. Embry has made only one error and has a fielding percentage of .998. He has five passed balls and has been a big reason that the Flames have only thrown 31 wild pitches, an ASUN Conference low.
In addition, the Flames catcher and leadoff hitter has thrown out 33 percentage of runners trying to steal against him.
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