Liberty started this week with yet another conference sweep, taking Longwood down by scores of 10-4, 8-5, and 6-1. The Flames are now 15-1 in the Big South and hold a conference win streak that goes back to the opening series with Campbell.
In only their fourth loss this season at home, the Flames lost to Virginia Tech in a tight contest, 4-3. Both Seiz and Yacyk hit balls out, but the Flames had a tough time getting much going outside of those two home runs.
Liberty began their conference weekend series a day earlier than usual this week, and were able to notch another Big South win behind a two run home run from Danny Grauer. Trey Lambert went the distance, yet again yesterday in the 5-1 victory, which has been a norm for the senior as of late.
Blake Fulgham and Parker Bean, who will be the starters tonight and tomorrow, were also able to record complete games in games 2 and 3 of the Longwood series. If the starters are able to make a habit of going 7+ innings, the Liberty bullpen would have a huge advantage down the stretch come tournament time.
Seiz got things started this week with a home run against Longwood in game 1. In game 2 against the Lancers, Seiz homered again, and then capped the series off with a three hit performance finale. Seiz then hit his third home run of the week in the Flames 4-3 loss to Virginia Tech.
Seiz is the Big South Conference leader in average, home runs, RBI, slugging percentage, and runs. He also ranks third nationally in slugging percentage, posting a .736.
April 18 6:00 Gardner-Webb
April 19 2:00 Gardner-Webb
April 22 6:30 Clemson
April 23 6:00 North Carolina
The Flames will continue their conference series against Gardner-Webb tonight at 6:00, then will pick things up midweek against two ACC foes. The Clemson game has just recently been added to the schedule and should be a tough road challenge for the Flames with the Tigers at 27th in RPI. Liberty will then take on traditional power North Carolina who is currently 74th in RPI.