Will Shepherd and Zander Clouse
LIBERTY vs. LONGWOOD April 28-April 30 Charles "Buddy" Bolding Stadium Farmville, Va.
Friday – 7 p.m. Saturday – 4 p.m. Sunday - 2 p.m. COMPLETE BASEBALL NOTES LFSN Radio Coverage: 93.3FM/1320AM WVGM ESPN Radio
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The Flames enter the weekend with an 11-3 record on the road in 2017. The mark is the third best road record in Division I baseball according to WarrenNolan.com. Only No. 1 Oregon State (13-0), North Carolina (9-1) and Mercer (18-4) have posted better road records.
13 of Liberty's last 20 regular season games are on the road. Besides their current road trip, the Flames will have a five-game road swing in early May to complete their road schedule.
The Flames went 4-0 on their last road swing, capping it off with a 26-1 win at James Madison in a game shortened to seven innings on April 11. Liberty opened the trip by sweeping a three-game conference series at Radford, April 8-9.
Leading the way is outfielder D.J. Artis. Despite missing three games, Artis leads the Big South with 39 walks and leads the nation with 1.11 free passes per game. For the second straight year, the outfielder leads the conference with a .515 on base percentage and is fifth nationally in the category.
In addition, the Flames lead the Big South with a .391 on base percentage and 28th nationally. Sammy Taormina (.442) and Andrew Kowalo (.423) join Artis among the conference leaders in on base percentage.
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