Head Coach Scott Jackson Postgame Press Conference Logan Mathieu Postgame Press Conference Brady Gulakowski Postgame Press Conference
Top Plays 5-2-21
First baseman Logan Mathieu's second home run of the day, a two-run shot with two out in the bottom half of the ninth inning, powered the Liberty Flames to a 9-8 walk-off victory over the Bellarmine Knights, Sunday afternoon at Worthington Field at Liberty Baseball Stadium. With the win, the Flames complete a three-game sweep of the ASUN Conference series.
Trailing 8-7 with two outs and right fielder Jake Wilson at first base, Mathieu belted the first pitch he saw from Bellarmine right-hander Reece Davis over the left center field wall for the victory. The home run was the second of the contest for Mathieu, who had a game-high three hits and drove in five runs in the contest. The first baseman has now hit a career-high 12 home runs, this season.
Designated hitter Brady Gulakowski also hit his fifth home run of the year and Jaylen Guy belted his second home run of the season for the Flames in the victory.
Liberty led 7-4 in the top of the ninth, but saw its advantage erased, as Bellarmine plated four runs. A two-out, three-run home run by second baseman Jaylen Rouse put the Knights ahead for the first time in the contest, heading to the bottom of the ninth.
Liberty improves to 30-11 overall and 14-1 overall in the ASUN. The Flames have won 10 consecutive ASUN Conference contests. Bellarmine falls to 12-27 overall and 7-14 in the ASUN.
Box Score Highlights Records: Bellarmine (12-27, 7-14 ASUN); Liberty (30-11, 14-1 ASUN) Location: Lynchburg, Va. (Worthington Field at Liberty Baseball Stadium) WP: Landon Riley (2-0) | LP: Reece Davis (0-4)
Scoring Summary LIBERTY – 1st INNING – Gulakowski walked, Betts scores, 1-0 LIBERTY – 2nd INNING – Guy homers, 2-0 LIBERTY – 3rd INNING – Mathieu homers, Locklear and Wilson score, 5-0 BELL – 6th INNING – Rouse walks, Crane scores, 5-1 BELL – 6th INNING – Ockerman reaches on a fielding error, Mehlbauer scores, 5-2 BELL – 6th INNING – Finerty singles, Rouse and McCauley scores, 5-4 LIBERTY – 7th INNING – Gulakowski homers, Wagner scores, 7-4 BELL – 9th INNING – Mehlbauer singles, Higgins scores, 7-5 BELL – 9th INNING – Rouse homers, Mulcahy and Mehlbauer score, 8-7 LIBERTY – 9th INNING – Mathieu homers, Wilson scores, 9-8
Beyond the Box Score
Next Up Liberty travels to Winston-Salem, N.C., for a midweek contest against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Game time at David F. Couch Ballpark is scheduled for 3 p.m.
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