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Duke Concludes 16-Inning Scrimmage on Friday

Duke Concludes 16-Inning Scrimmage on Friday

DURHAM – Duke baseball and NC State baseball each completed their first fall scrimmage of the season, playing 16 innings at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Friday evening. The Blue Devils’ pitching staff combined for 23 punchouts and Duke hit three home runs.
Junior Jonathan Santucci tallied two innings of work against the Wolfpack, returning to form with six punchouts on the mound. Fellow junior, Fran Oschell III, worked a scoreless inning to begin the night, retiring the side in order and fanning one batter.
Sophomore Tyler Albright hit one of Duke’s three home runs on Friday evening, a solo shot to straight away center field to open the scoring in game one. 


  • Duke opened the scoring in the bottom of the second inning of game one, as sophomore Tyler Albright hit a solo home run to center field.
  • In the bottom of the third, Duke cut the lead in half with a RBI single up the middle by Logan Bravo, scoring Harrison Rodgers from second. 
  • In the bottom of the eighth, junior Wallace Clark hit a solo home run to right field.
  • Junior Sam Yelton hit a solo home run, a 393-foot blast, to center field.


  • Sophomore Tyler Albright and juniors Wallace Clark and Sam Yelton all homered in Friday’s scrimmage against NC State.
  • Junior left-handed pitcher Jonathan Santucci tallied six punchouts in his two innings of work, the first time he pitched against an opponent since returning to injury.
  • Freshman Macon Winslow nearly left the ballpark in center field in game two, doubling off the wall on his second at bat.
  • The Blue Devils used 11 new faces on Friday in the field and three on the mound. Two-way player Kyle Johnson appeared on the mound and at the plate.


  • “It is a great opportunity for us to have a barometer of what we are doing well and what we need to work on. I thought NC State has a great club and I thought we did some things really well. It also exposed some areas that we need to get better, but that…

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