The Liberty Flames raced out to a 5-1 lead and never looked back, downing the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 8-4, Wednesday afternoon at Worthington Field at Liberty Baseball Stadium.
After Wake Forest plated a run to open the contest, Liberty struck for two runs in the home half of the first inning and three in the second to take a 5-1 advantage. Flames pitchers then held the Demon Deacons in check the rest of the way in the victory.
Second baseman Will Wagner had two hits, including an RBI triple, drove in two runs and scored a run for the Flames.
Liberty moves to 18-8 on the year. Wake Forest falls to 10-12.
Box Score Highlights Records: Wake Forest (10-12); Liberty (18-8) Location: Lynchburg, Va. (Worthington Field at Liberty Baseball Stadium) WP: Mason Meyer (3-1) | LP: Cole McNamee (3-1)
Scoring Summary WF – 1st INNING – Seymour doubles, Costello scores, 1-0 LIBERTY – 1st INNING – McDyre singles, Wagner and Betts score, 2-1 LIBERTY – 2nd INNING – Betts triples, Guy scores, 3-1 LIBERTY – 2nd INNING – Anderson doubles, Betts scores, 4-1 LIBERTY – 2nd INNING – Wagner triples, Anderson scores, 5-1 WF – 3rd INNING – Lanzilli singles, Wilken scores, 5-2 LIBERTY – 4th INNING – Wagner flies out, Guy scores, 6-2 LIBERTY – 6th INNING – Locklear doubles, Betts and Wagner score, 8-2 WF – 8th INNING – Cecere doubles, Muntz and Lanzilli score, 8-4
Turning Point Leading 6-2 in the sixth, Liberty broke the contest open with two outs. With the bases loaded, shortstop Cam Locklear dropped an opposite field double inside the right field line, plating two more runs and stretching the Liberty lead to 8-2.
Beyond the Box Score
Next Up Liberty will welcome the Lipscomb Bisons to Worthington Field at Liberty Baseball Stadium for a three-game ASUN series, this weekend. The series is scheduled to get underway at 6 p.m. on Friday.
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