The Flametrain gives incentive to cheer them on over ACC foe

Posted: Friday, April 8, 2016. 11:59 p.m. By: Josh Barrick

The Liberty Flames baseball team plays the Duke Blue Devils this Tuesday night and will be giving out throwback snapbacks to the first 2,000 fans that come.

Liberty University is all about giving away free things at sporting events to get a good turnout and Tuesday night is no exception. If you have been to a Liberty baseball game before you may have left with a couple more shirts to put in closet. Now, if you are one of the first 2,000 fans on Tuesday you will be expanding your wardrobe once again with a new snapback hat.

“When I know there is going to be a shirt or a hat handed out for free, it definitely makes me want to go to the games. What is better then baseball and free stuff,” Liberty Student Zach Clinton says.

This just goes to show that free handouts and a packed baseball stadium goes hand in hand. Students love free stuff, so it is a great tactic by the University and Liberty baseball authorities to give out cool gear at home games.

“We work with marketing every year on what are the best games are to hand out free shirts or hats to the students. We also make sure that what we hand out is something the students actually want so they do come to games. It has been a good tactic in the past and we keep trying to come up with new ideas to keep getting big turnouts,” Director of Baseball Operations Dan Brown said.


The snapback is not the last free item being handed out this year. The last couple items are as following:

  • Vintage Flames jersey t-shirt
  • Beat Costal t-shirt
  • Free coke with the purchase of Flames hotdog

The Flames looks to even up the season series on the field with the Blue Devils. They are 1-1 against Duke and Tuesday will be the rubber match. Last time these two teams met Duke beat the Flames 6-1. Liberty needs this win as it would be huge for them later on down the road in the RPI ratings.

The Flames are 19-15 on the year and are coming down to the last third of their season. They are fighting for an opportunity to play in the postseason this and need every win they can get. So, come cheer the Flametrain on to victory Tuesday night. The Flametrian need all the fans they can get according to Liberty’s DH Nick Walker.

Come on out and support your Liberty baseball team. Always remember to be early. Be loud. Wear red. Get a snapback.

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The above story was written by a student journalist at Liberty University for a class project.




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