The Liberty Flames’ baseball team’s win streak extended to 7 games this week before the Flames dropped a couple, but Liberty would respond to win the weekend series against Kent State and improve the club’s record on the season to 10-6.

3/3 vs Elon W, 3-0
3/4 @ East Carolina L, 11-0
3/6 vs Kent St L, 3-2
3/7 vs Kent St W, 7-2
3/8 vs Kent St W, 7-0

Liberty’s win streak grew to 7 straight on Tuesday thanks to a 3-0 shutout win over Elon. The Flames’ got a combined shutout from Mason Hand, Troy Britts, Mason Fluharty, and Landon Riley.

The win streak was halted in Greenville, North Carolina on Wednesday, as #22 East Carolina jumped out to a 5-0 lead after 2 innings. The Flames were unable to scratch any runs as the bats were limited to hit and the team committed 3 errors.

The Flames dropped the season opener against the Golden Flashes on Friday as Kent State scored 3 runs on starter Mason Meyer who went 6 2/3 innings. Liberty scored 2 runs in the 6th but were unable to catch up.

On Saturday, The Flames got 2 RBIs each from Brandon Rohrer and Ben Highfill en route to the 7-2 victory. Noah Skirrow limited Kent State to 2 runs and Landon Riley and Troy Britts threw 3 2/3 of scoreless relief.

Liberty left-hander Jose Adametz III threw seven-plus shutout innings, Brady Gulakowski drove in five runs, and the Flames crushed Kent State 7-0 to close the weekend series Sunday at Liberty Baseball Stadium. Adametz (1-1) scattered five hits and struck out seven for the Flames (10-6). Gulakowski had an RBI double in the fifth inning, a two-run homer in the seventh and a two-run double in the eighth. Cam Locklear, who had a game-high four hits, drove in Gulakowski with a single in the four-run eighth inning.

The Flames will hit the road this week for 4 straight away from Lynchburg.

3/11 @ West Virginia (10-5) 3 p.m.
3/13 @ Ohio St (5-7) 5 p.m.
3/14 @ Ohio St (5-7) 3 p.m.
3/15 @ Ohio St (5-7) 1 p.m.

The Mountaineers took 2 of 3 from Jacksonville to open the season. They also defeated Kennesaw State, 7-1, and Kent State, 8-0, this year.

The Buckeyes have played numerous ASUN teams already this season, dropping 2 of 3 at Lipscomb before falling at Stetson 9-1. Ohio State is also scheduled for games at North Florida on Tuesday and Wednesday this week before opening their home schedule against the Flames.