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Inaugural Liberty Baseball ASUN Schedule Announced

July 12, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Inaugural Liberty Baseball ASUN Schedule Announced

2019 Liberty ASUN Baseball Schedule

The Liberty Flames baseball team will play 24 conference games in its first season as a member of the ASUN Conference, next spring. The Flames will host four three-game home series and play four three-game road series during conference play in 2019.

Liberty will host NJIT in its first ASUN series, March 22-24 at the Liberty Baseball Stadium, and a week later, welcome North Florida to Lynchburg for conference series. The Flames will travel to Florence, Ala., to face North Alabama for their first ASUN road series, April 5-7.

Liberty's conference schedule will present a whole new set of conference opponents for the Flames, as Liberty has not played a current ASUN member since opening the 2015 season at Kennesaw State as part of the Atlanta Challenge. The year before, the Flames began the 2014 season at North Florida, which hosted the UNF Best Bet Tournament.

Stetson is the only team to have capture more than one ASUN baseball tournament title in the past six years. The Hatters won both the regular season and the tournament championships this past season and also claimed the conference's tournament title in 2016. Meanwhile, seven different teams have captured the regular season crown each of the last seven years.

This past season, Stetson and Jacksonville each won 40 or more games and played in an NCAA Regional. Stetson, which claimed the ASUN's automatic bid, hosted and won the NCAA DeLand Regional, before losing to North Carolina in a Super Regional. Meanwhile, Jacksonville received an at-large bid to the NCAA Gainesville Regional.

The 2019 ASUN Baseball Championship features a six-team, double elimination format. The 2019 ASUN Championship will be hosted by Stetson at Melching Field at Conrad Park, May 22-25. The winner of the conference tournament will earn the ASUN's automatic berth into the 2019 NCAA Regional. North Alabama may qualify for the ASUN Baseball Championship, but cannot receive the conference's automatic bid, as it is ineligible for postseason play during its transition from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I.

Liberty's 2019 ASUN schedule is listed below. Times will be announced at a later date, along with the Flames' non-conference contests being announced at a later date.

2019 Liberty Baseball ASUN Schedule
March 22-24 –
Home vs. NJIT
March 29-31 – Home vs. North Florida

April 5-7 – at North Alabama (Florence, Ala.)
April 12-14 – Home vs. Stetson
April 26-28 – at Jacksonville (Jacksonville, Fla.)
May 3-5 – at Kennesaw State (Kennesaw, Ga.)
May 10-12 – Home vs Lipscomb
May 16-18 – at Florida Gulf Coast (Fort Myers, Fla.)
May 22-25 – ASUN Baseball Championship (DeLand, Fla.)