LONGWOOD AT LIBERTY April 27-29 Liberty Baseball Stadium Lynchburg, Va.
Friday – 6 p.m. Saturday - 4 p.m. Sunday - 2 p.m. COMPLETE BASEBALL NOTES
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Quick Facts • Liberty enters the weekend with a 24-15 overall and a 12-6 Big South record. The Flames are tied with High Point and Winthrop for second place in the Big South Conference standings. • Liberty and Longwood will be meeting for the 35th time on Friday. The Flames lead the all-time series, 27-6-1. • Liberty fell 8-7 at Wake Forest to complete a five-game road swing on Wednesday. • The Flames have had a successful April, posting a 9-4 overall mark and a 7-2 conference record during the month. • Liberty has posted a 15-4 overall record and a 5-1 Big South mark at Liberty Baseball Stadium in 2018. • The Flames enter the weekend second in the nation with 254 bases on balls. • The Flames are in their second season under Head Coach Scott Jackson. He has led Liberty to a 56-38 record during his two seasons. An "A" for April The Flames have had a successful April, posting a 9-4 overall mark and a 7-2 conference record during the month. Nine of their 13 contests have been on the road. Friday night, Liberty will begin a four-game homestand to complete its April schedule. During the month, the Flames won a three-game series at Campbell for the first time since the Camels rejoined the Big South in 2011, 2-1, April 6-8. Liberty also became the first team to win a Big South Conference series from High Point, taking the series between the two teams, 2-1, this past weekend.
There is No Place Like Home The Flames have posted an 15-4 overall record and a 5-1 mark in Big South Conference play at Liberty Baseball Stadium in 2018. The Flames have outscored their opponents, 141-76, at home, this season.
Liberty enters the weekend, hitting .267 at Liberty Baseball Stadium, while holding opponent batters to a .228 average.
Tre Todd leads the Flames with a .410 batting average, 26 RBI and seven home runs at Liberty Baseball Stadium. Tyler Galazin and D.J. Artis have also posted batting averages of .300 or above.
Last season, the Flames went 15-11 at Liberty Baseball Stadium. The Flames started the year, 7-3, at the home. Liberty has averaged 17 wins per season during the stadium's first five years.
Todd, Artis Among National Leaders Tre Todd enters the weekend as the national leader in bases on balls with 46, while teammate D.J. Artis is fourth with 41. Todd has drawn 1.18 bases on balls per game which also tops the nation. Artis, who led the nation in walks last season, is third with 1.05 bases on balls per game.
The Big South leader in on base percentage, Todd enters the week fourth nationally with a .529 OBP. In addition, the Deptford, N.J. native leads the conference in slugging percentage and RBI. He also is among the Big South leaders in batting average (fourth), runs scored (third), triples (tied second), home runs (tied third) and total bases (tied second).
Meanwhile, D.J. Artis leads the Big South with 47 runs scored and is ninth nationally with 1.21 runs scored per game. Artis is also among the conference leaders in on base percentage (third), doubles (tied second), triples (tied second) and stolen bases (second).
Price Paces Big South Sophomore right-hander Garret Price enters the week as the Big South leader in ERA and tied with teammate Zach Clinton for wins. The right-hander tops the conference with a 2.00 ERA and six wins. He also is second in opponent batting average, tied for third in strikeouts and is fifth in saves.
After making 14 relief appearances, Price became Liberty's Friday starter on April 6 at Campbell and carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning of a 9-1 victory. In three starts, the right-hander has allowed two runs over 20 innings, a 0.90 ERA.
On the season, Price has posted a 6-2 record in 17 appearances. He has struck out 63 and walked 16.
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