Flames Face Arkansas in NCAA Baseball Opener

Charlottesville - Liberty second baseman Ryan Seiz has been named to the Louisville Slugger Division One All-American Team as the second team second baseman.Seiz is the first LU player named to a postseason Division One All-American team. Seiz and the Flames got in a workout Thursday in Charlottesville preparing for their regional opener Friday at 7 against Arkansas. Even head coach Jim Toman got in a few whacks in batting practice.Jim Toman, LIBERTY FLAMES HEAD COACH, said "We did hit quite a few out, I kinda like that. The ball was flying a little bit, hopefully we can get a few up in the air during the tournament if we can make contact with these pitching staffs that are here."Alex Close, FLAMES JUNIOR FIRST BASEMAN, said "We've hit good pitchers before so it's just gonna be a matter of going up there and competing and try to win each pitch."