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    Liberty’s Karlie Keeney pitched a two-hit shutout in a 4-0 victory over Stetson in game one of a doubleheader, Thursday at Kamphuis Field at Liberty Softball Stadium.

    The Lady Flames improve to 39-15 on the season, including a perfect 22-0 in ASUN play. Meanwhile, Stetson falls to 20-33, 9-13 in conference games.

    Scoring Summary
    Liberty – 3rd INNING – Hudson doubles to right center, Howard and Heidorn score, 2-0
    Liberty – 4th INNING – Roupe homers to left center, 3-0
    Liberty – 4th INNING – Bachman homers to left center, 4-0

    Notable Numbers
    – Liberty outhit Stetson 6-2 for the game, with the Lady Flames committing the game’s only three errors. The Lady Flames left five runners on base compared to three stranded for the Hatters.

    – Keeney (17-6) pitched her team-leading sixth shutout of the season and fourth in ASUN play, allowing two hits while striking out four and walking one.

    – Jamie Tino (3-9) drew the loss, allowing two runs on two hits, walking three in 2 2/3 innings pitched. Lauren Klein yielded two runs on four hits, striking out one in 3 1/3 innings of relief.

    – Paige Bachman batted 2-for-3 with her first career homer, one RBI and one run scored. Caroline Hudson went 1-for-2 with a double and two RBI, while Rachel Roupe batted 1-for-3 with a homer, on RBI and one run scored.

    Turning Point
    – Liberty jumped ahead in the bottom of the third. Bachman led off with a single before Devyn Howard walked. Hudson then got Liberty on the board with a two-run double to make it 2-0.

    – The Lady Flames doubled their lead with solo homers from Roupe and Bachman in the fourth, and Keeney later pitched a 1-2-3 seventh to seal the shutout.

    Beyond the Box Score
    – Liberty is 8-7 all-time against Stetson in softball, with the Lady Flames winning each of the last five meetings. The Lady Flames are 4-0 versus Stetson as fellow ASUN opponents.

    – Liberty has tied the ASUN record for conference victories, as USC Upstate went 22-2 in ASUN play in 2014.

    – Liberty is 34-1 this season when scoring first.

    – Keeney is now tied with Chase Cassady (2016-19) for ninth in program history with 39 career wins. She has matched her win total from last season, when she went 17-5.

    – Keeney set a new personal best with six shutouts this season. She is now tied with Amy Csider (1998-01) for ninth in program history with 11 career shutouts.

    – Rachel Roupe has reached base safely in 13 straight games, the longest active consecutive games reaching base streak on the team.

    – Bachman is the 12th player this season to hit at least one homer, tying last year’s team for the most different home run hitters in a single season in program history.

    – Howard’s 49 runs scored this season are tied with Libi Cook (1999) for the ninth most runs scored in a single season in program history.