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    Quick Hits
    • With 11 games left in its regular season, Liberty returns home to Worthington Field at Liberty Baseball Stadium for a three-game ASUN Conference series with the Jacksonville Dolphins, this weekend. It will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams in Lynchburg.
    • Jacksonville took the three-game series between the two teams, 2-1, in Jacksonville, earlier this season. The Dolphins hold a 6-3 advantage in the series since the Flames joined the ASUN Conference in 2019.
    • Liberty enters the weekend tied for first with Kennesaw State atop the ASUN East Division standings with a 14-7 conference mark. Jacksonville is fourth in the division with a 9-12 conference record.
    • Head Coach Scott Jackson is in his sixth season at Liberty. The 2021 ASUN Coach of the Year has led the Flames to a 186-108 record and NCAA Regional appearances in 2019 and 2021 during his tenure.

    Home Sweet Home
    • With a sweep of North Florida in ASUN play, April 22-24, Liberty moved to 17-5 overall at Worthington Field at Liberty Baseball Stadium in 2022.
    • The Flames have won seven out of their last eight games at home. Liberty is 43-7 at Liberty Baseball Stadium over its last 50 contests at the facility.
    • Liberty has posted a 198-69 (.743) all-time since the facility opened in 2013 and is 76-14 (.844) since 2019.
    • Last year, the Flames finished the year with a 24-2 (.923) record at Liberty Baseball Stadium. The mark is the best home mark for the Flames in program history, topping the 16-2-1 (.868) set in 1979 at Worthington Stadium.
    • The Flames’ 2021 record surpassed the facility-best 25-5 (.833) record posted at the stadium in 2019.
    • The Flames won their first 14 home games of the season and won 16 straight home games, dating back to 2020, before losing for the first time at home in 2021. The 16-game streak was the fourth longest in the nation at the time.

    Horn Makes His Mark
    • Freshman left-hander Garrett Horn has had quite a college debut. Horn enters the week with a 5-1 record with a 1.75 ERA in 46 1/3 innings over 12 appearances, six of which were starts. He has struck out 76 and walked 19.

    • Currently he ranks among the NCAA leaders in several categories:
    – Strikeouts per Nine Innings (14.76) – 2nd
    – Hits Allowed Per Nine Innings (5.05) – 5th
    – ERA (1.75) – 13th
    – WHIP (0.97) – 32nd

    • The left-hander leads the ASUN Conference in ERA, strikeouts (76) and strikeouts per nine innings (14.76).
    • Horn has been selected the ASUN Pitcher of the Week for April 18, after handcuffing Kennesaw State over six innings in Liberty’s 9-2 victory in the series opener between the two teams on March 14. Horn allowed one run on four hits over the first six innings to run his record to 4-1 on the year. He struck out nine and walked four in the contest. His six innings pitched are a career-high for the freshman.
    • In his six starts this season, Horn is 5-1 with a 1.99 ERA over 31 2/3 innings. He has struck out 50 and walked 15 while holding hitters to a .124 batting average.

    Hungate Named to NCBWA Stopper Midseason Watch List
    • Liberty right-hander Cole Hungate has been named to the 2022 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Midseason Watch list. He is one of the 62 top relief pitchers named to the Midseason Watch List for the 17th annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year award, announced by the NCBWA.
    • Finalists for the award will be named on June 8 with the winner being announced on June 17 at the 2022 College World Series.
    • Hungate enters the week with a 2-0 record with six saves and a 2.70 ERA in 13 appearances, all in relief. The junior right-hander from Abingdon, Va. Has struck out 11 and walked three in 13 1/3 innings. He enters the week fourth in the ASUN Conference in saves.