Liberty baseball secured a series win over Delaware Saturday evening before completing the sweep Sunday afternoon.
The Flames squeezed out a 5-4 victory Friday afternoon, but proceeded to beat the Blue Hens handily in the following games.
The Flames began notching runs early Saturday night in Lynchburg. With two outs in the second inning, Drew Baughman and Will Wagner notched RBI singles. Delaware tacked on a run in the third, but the Flames responded with a three-run fifth inning.
Delaware reliever Derek Wakely was greeted by a leadoff double by Ayden Karraker. On the next pitch, Jonathan Embry laced a one-out single to score Karraker. One batter later, Tyler Galazin smacked an RBI single to left to score Embry. An errant throw allowed Galazin to advance to second on the play.
A Logan Mathieu groundout advanced Galazin to third, who then scored on a bloop single by Drew Baughman to put the Flames ahead 5-1.
Delaware failed to respond, and the Flames took advantage in the eighth to put the game on ice. After loading the bases with two outs, Embry scored on a wild pitch. A wide throw that pulled Delaware first baseman Joseph Carpenter off the bag allowed two runs to score, putting the Flames up by seven. Delaware was shutout in the final two innings, giving the Flames an 8-1 victory.
Freshman lefthander Joseph Adamentz tossed 5 1/3 innings for Liberty, allowing 1 run on five hits. The Flames went on to finalize the sweep Sunday behind an 11-strikeout performance from Noah Skirrow.
The 5-2 Flames travel to Knoxville Tuesday to take on 7-0 Tennessee. First pitch is at 4:30 and will be televised on SEC Network.