Liberty was one of the last four teams into the 2022 NCAA Baseball Tournament as the Flames received an at-large bid for the second straight season. Liberty (37-21) is the No. 3 seed in the Gainesville, Florida Regional where No. 13 national seed Florida (39-22) is the host.

The Flames will open regional play on Friday against No. 2 seed Oklahoma (37-20) while the Gators will take on No. 4 seed Central Michigan (42-17). Friday’s game will be the first ever meeting between Liberty and Oklahoma.

This marks Liberty’s third straight regional appearance under head coach Scott Jackson following the team’s 2019 ASUN Championship and at-large in 2021. The 2020 baseball season was canceled amid the COVID pandemic. This is Liberty’s eighth all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament, having previously made the field in 1993, 1998, 2000, 2013, 2014, 2019, and 2021.

Here is the full schedule for the slate of games in the Gainesville Regional this weekend, television info for all games other than Friday will be announced at a later time:


Game 1: #2 Oklahoma vs #3 Liberty, 1 pm, ESPN+
Game 2: #1 Florida vs #4 Central Michigan, 6:30 pm, ESPN+


Game 3: Game 1 loser vs Game 2 loser, 1 p.m.
Game 4: Game 1 winner vs Game 2 winner, 7 pm


Game 5: Game 3 winner vs Game 4 loser, 1 pm
Game 6: Game 4 winner vs Game 5 winner, 7 pm


Game 7 (if necessary): Game 6 rematch IF Game 5 winner wins Game 6, 1 pm