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No. 11 Duke Hosts No. 7 North Carolina for Regular Season Finale

No. 11 Duke Hosts No. 7 North Carolina for Regular Season Finale


DURHAM – No. 11 Duke (34-16, 15-12 ACC) hosts No. 7 North Carolina (39-11, 20-7 ACC) in a top-15 matchup at Jack Coombs Field for the regular season finale this weekend. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday evening and will be broadcasted live on ACCN.
 
Fans are ENCOURAGED to purchase tickets online before you arrive at the ballpark this weekend. Tickets can be found by clicking HERE.
 
Saturday is scheduled to be the Blue Devils senior day. Show up early and honor our 13 graduating seniors.
 
Duke in the Polls
D1Baseball – 11
NCBWA – 11
USA Today Coaches Poll – 11
Baseball America – 13
Perfect Game – 13

THURSDAY (5/16)

#11 Duke vs. #7 North Carolina

7 p.m. (ET) – Jack Coombs Field

VIDEO – ACCN

Duke – LHP – Kyle Johnson

North Carolina – RHP – Jason DeCaro

 

FRIDAY (5/17)

#11 Duke vs. #7 North Carolina

6 p.m. (ET) – Jack Coombs Field

VIDEO – ACCNX

Duke – TBA – TBA

North Carolina – LHP – Shea Sprague

 

SATURDAY (5/18)

#11 Duke vs. #7 North Carolina

1 p.m. (ET) – Jack Coombs Field

VIDEO – ACCNX

Duke – TBA – TBA

North Carolina – RHP – Aidan Haugh

QUICK HITS

  • The Blue Devils have continued to pounce on opponents like they did throughout the season in 2023. Duke has recorded 266 of its 433 runs so far this season from the fourth to the eighth innings. That number accounts for 61.4% of the Blue Devils’ run production.
  • After breaking the freshman RBI record held by Joey Loperfido, rookie AJ Gracia set the new freshman home run record on Saturday against Georgia Tech. Held by Andrew Fischer, who hit 11 in 2023, Gracia crushed a two-run home run to center field to put the nail in the coffin in Saturday’s come from behind 14-10 victory. The Monroe, N.J., native has now produced 51 RBI this season and continues to extend the record down the stretch. 
  • Zac Morris lead the team with 27 two-out RBI this season, as the Blue Devils have tallied 129 as a collective unit. The 129 runs account for 29.7% of Duke’s scoring this season.
  • Senior Alex Stone has earned the nod as a “second half player” throughout his career at Duke. Stone has produced a .373 average at the plate (38-for-102) collecting 12 doubles, five home runs, 34 RBI, five walks and eight hit by pitches over that stretch. He holds a .637 slugging…

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