On Wednesday, Liberty dropped its 4th straight game falling to No. 4 Wake Forest, 12-5. The Flames are now 7-9 on the season and will begin conference play this weekend with the first of 10 straight weekend series against ASUN opponents as the Flames travel to South Florida to take on No. 20 Florida Gulf Coast.
The Flames are currently 7-9 on the season and are in the midst of seven straight games against top 25 teams. Liberty was swept by No. 12 East Carolina last weekend prior to the loss against Wake Forest. Liberty is 0-7 against top 25 teams so far this season, having lost three straight to open the season at Southern Miss.
Meanwhile, FGCU is off to a great start this season that has propelled them into the top 25 rankings. The Eagles are currently 14-3 on the season, highlighted by taking two of three games against Florida State. FGCU is coming off a series win at Florida A&M.
Last year, the Eagles had a 35-23 overall record and were 17-13 in the ASUN. They were eliminated after three games in the ASUN Tournament, losing to 1-seed Liberty and 3-seed Kennesaw State. The loss to the Flames in the conference tournament was the 7th meeting between the two teams last season, with Liberty going 6-1 in those meetings including a 2-1 series win at FGCU last May.
The Eagles have a very potent offense with five regular players hitting over .300 on the season so far. Joe Kinker is currently batting .408 with a team-leading 28 RBIs while Alejandro Figueredo is batting .406.
Liberty is 7-3 all-time against FGCU, with all of the meetings coming since the Flames joined the ASUN in 2019. The three games from Swanson Stadium this weekend have first pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, and noon Sunday.