Liberty set to add Lights

FROM PRESS RELEASE
Lynchburg, Va. – Liberty Director of Athletics Jeff Barber and the Liberty Athletics Department announced today, the department has entered into a contract which will allow lights to be installed at Worthington Stadium.

“The coaching staff and players are extremely excited to be adding lights to Worthington Stadium,” stated Liberty Head Coach Jim Toman. “It will benefit us in many ways.”

“We are certainly appreciative of the athletics department and the school’s administration commitment to Liberty Baseball. It will allow more people to come out to the games and hopefully, benefit us in recruiting.”

The lights will be installed at Worthington Stadium, the home of the Flames, by Musco Sports Lighting. Founded in 1976, Musco is recognized as a world-class leader in sports lighting with lighting systems installed around the globe. The company based in Oskaloosa, Iowa, expects to complete the project in time for the first game of a three-game Big South series with defending conference champion Coastal Carolina, March 28.

The installation of lights is one of several improvement projects to Worthington Stadium and the adjacent Crowder/Muckel Field House over the past year. The Liberty baseball program moved to the on-campus facility in 1979. At the time, the field was named Liberty Field. In May of 1989, the field was named Worthington Stadium after the program’s first coach and later Athletic Director Al Worthington.

The Flames open their 2008 season Feb.22 in Clearwater, Fla., against Notre Dame in the Clearwater Invitational. Game time at Jack Russell Stadium is scheduled for 1 p.m. Liberty will then square off against Albany on Feb. 23 and Iowa on Feb. 24 at the four-team tournament. Both contests are slated for 10 a.m.