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Liberty Faces James Madison to Complete Road Swing

April 23, 2012  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty third baseman Dalton Sype

Liberty third baseman Dalton Sype

 LIBERTY at JAMES MADISON
 Eagle Field |Harrisonburg, Va.

Tuesday, April 24 - 4 p.m.
Radio Broadcast
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Complete Notes

Taking to the Road
• Tuesday's game will the final contest in a nine-game road swing for the Flames. The road trip is the longest of the season for Liberty
• During the swing, Liberty will have played nine games in a span of 12 days.  The trip will take Flames to the states of North  Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, along with Harrisonburg, Va.
• So far, the Flames are 4-4 on the swing.
• Liberty sports one of the top road records in the country, having posted an 15-6 record away from
home this season.
• The Flames are 10-5 in road games and 5-1 in games played at neutral sites so far in 2012.
• Liberty opened the year by winning its first 11 road games. The streak is the longest by any team in the country this season.

Quick Hits
• James Madison has been the most frequently played non-conference
opponent in Liberty baseball program history.
• The two teams have already met twice this season with the Flames winning 8-0 on Feb. 29 and 5-1 on April 10.  Both contests were played at Worthington Stadium
• Tuesday's contest is a make-up of the Feb. 29 game which was rained out.
• OF Ryan Cordell, who was Co-Big South Player of the Week for games played April 10-17, has hit .441 over his last 10 games.
• Despite having his 11-game hit streak snapped this past Wednesday, 1B Alex Close has had a hit in nine of his last 10 games. The freshman has a .304 batting average and 10 RBIs during the span.

Among the Nation's Elite
• Liberty enters the week with the fourth most wins in the country. Big South member Campbell and Florida State also have 32 wins like the Flames. Kentucky and Baylor lead the nation with 35 wins.
• Liberty is tied with Campbell with the best scoring margin in the country. The Flames and Camels have averaged 3.8 more runs per game than their opponents this season.