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  • 11-Run 5th Carries Liberty to 19-8 Win over UNC Asheville

    Posted 2018-03-27 02:05:53 by: Exec Exec

    (Rohrer, Liberty) The Liberty Flames scored 11 runs in the fifth inning, cruising past the UNC Asheville Bulldogs, 19-8, Saturday afternoon at Liberty Baseball Stadium. Trailing 5-2 after a shaky start, the Flames sent 17 men to plate in the home half of the fifth, plating 11 runs on four hits and taking advantage of eight walks and two Bulldog errors to take a 13-5 advantage. Center fielder and second baseman had three hits each for the Flames, who collected 16 in the contest. Artis also tied his career high by scoring four times, while McDyre doubled, tripled and scored twice in the contest.     (Middletown) hit his second home run of the year for Liberty in the seventh. Liberty moves to 4-2 in Big South play and 13-9 overall. UNC Asheville drops to 3-3 in conference and 6-16 overall. The visiting Bulldogs jumped out to a 3-0 advantage in their opening at bat. Second baseman Kole Harris walked and first baseman Danny Wilson and shortstop Carmine Pagano reached on back-to-back singles, as the first three batters of the game reached. Third baseman Brandon Lankford followed with a sacrifice fly for the first run of the contest. Two batters later, designated hitter Tyler Serricchio lined a two-out double into the left-center field gap, plating two more runs for an early three-run lead. Each team tallied runs in the second. In the top of the second, Pagano's RBI single gave the Bulldogs a 4-0 edge. Liberty answered in the bottom of the inning on back-to-back two-out doubles by shortstop and right fielder . After Asheville scored a run on a single by Serricchio in the top of the fifth for a 5-2 advantage, the Flames erased their three-run deficit and took a commanding lead with their big fifth inning. Artis doubled and scored on a triple by McDyre, who came home on a wild pitch, to open the bottom of the frame and cut the Liberty deficit to one at 5-4. Third baseman later doubled to knot the game at 5-5. After Locklear plated a run ...

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  • Liberty Defeats Binghamton, 3-2

    Posted 2018-02-26 20:44:16 by: Exec Exec

    (Rohrer, Liberty U) Right-hander held the Binghamton Bearcats scoreless through the first eight innings, helping to lift the Liberty Flames to a 3-2 win, Sunday afternoon at Liberty Baseball Stadium. Bertsch held the Bearcats to one hit, a double in the sixth inning by catcher TJ Wegmann, and three baserunners through the first eight innings to move to 1-0 on the year. The right-hander ended up allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits over the longest outing of his career, 8 1/3-plus innings. He struck out a career-high 10 batters and walked three in the win. Right fielder  (Middletown), who had two hits for the Flames, belted his first collegiate home run and third baseman hit his first Liberty home run in the contest. With the win, Liberty moves to 6-1 on the year and takes its three-game series with Binghamton, two games to one. Binghamton, which won the first contest of the series on Friday, falls to 2-4 on the year. After leaving the bases loaded in both the first and second innings, Rohrer gave Liberty the lead in the third. With one out, Rohrer lined a 2-0 pitch into the right field bullpen for a 1-0 advantage. In the third, Galazin added to the Flames' ledger. With one out and designated hitter aboard on a fielder's choice, Galazin ripped his home run into the left field bullpen, upping the Liberty lead to 3-0. Unable to move a runner past second base during the first eight innings, Binghamton attempted to rally against Bertsch in the ninth. Center fielder CJ Krowiak broke up the Bertsch's shutout bid with his second home run of the season to open the inning. Two batters later, shortstop Paul Rufo walked and came around to score on a one-out single to right field by designated hitter Jason Agresti and an outfield fielding error, cutting Liberty's lead to 3-2. Right-hander was then summoned for the Flames' bullpen with the tying runner on first and one out. Price induced the next two Bearcats' batters to fly out to seal the Flames' ...

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