For the first time in school history, the Liberty Flames baseball team has cracked Baseball America's Top 25.
The Flames, coming off a weekend sweep of UNC-Asheville, are number 22 in this week's poll. LU has won 17 straight Big South games and is 35-and-10 overall. Only three teams in the Top 25 have won more games than the Flames.
Virginia, who stays at number one for the third straight week, third-ranked Louisiana Lafayette and number 4 Cal-Poly. Liberty is now off for exams, a nine-day break. The Flames play AT top-ranked Virginia a week from Wednesday.
Alex Close, WALK-OFF 2-RBI SINGLE FOR FLAMES, said "We need a break, I need a break. I'm gonna take a couple of days and sleep and relax and get rejuvenated and we'll come ready for UVa."
Jim Toman, LIBERTY FLAMES HEAD COACH, said "We need a little bit of a break. And hopefully in six or seven days they'll feel refreshed and play a little bit better because we're not playing that well right now."
Here's Baseball America's Top 5 this week:
1. Virginia 37-8 2. Oregon St. 31-8 3. Louisiana-Lafayette 39-6 4. Cal Poly 36-7 5. Florida 30-15