Monday, May 19, 2008

Rain helps keep Umberger and Liberty from perfect May

Former Luray Wrangler pitcher Dustin Umberger and his Liberty University teammates had been red hot heading into their regular season finale Sunday vs. High Point. LU was undefeated for the month of May (9-0-1) and Dustin was scheduled to chase his third straight victory during that stretch.

Dustin went the distance back on May 10th at Longwood as he collected his 7th win on the season. After leading the 2007 Valley League in almost every pitching category, the junior found a grove against the Lancers.The final stat line included just four hits and six strike outs as the Flames defeated their US-460 rival 5-3.

Liberty swept the first two games from High Point but simply could not get the weather to co-operate on Sunday. A series of lenghty rain delays kept Umberger from returning to pitch in the fourth inning and the home team eventually dropped an 8-4 decision to High Point.

The Flames enter the Big South tournament in Danville,Va. this week as the number two seed with hopes of advancing on into the post season.

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