An outstanding inaugural season came to a close for the Duke Blue Devils (29-27) on Wednesday, as they fell to the Virginia Tech Hokies (23-29), 4-0, in the opening round of the 2018 ACC Softball Tournament in Atlanta, Ga.
Standout seasons for sophomore Raine Wilson and freshmen Rachel Abboud and Peyton St. George just got even better, as the three became the first in program history to earn All-ACC honors on Tuesday, the league announced.
Looking to keep their impressive inaugural season rolling along, the No. 7 seed Duke Blue Devils (29-26) open their first appearance in the ACC Tournament Wednesday, May 9 against the No. 10 Virginia Tech Hokies (22-29) in Atlanta, Ga.
A comeback attempt fell just short on Sunday for the Duke Blue Devils (29-26), as they dropped a 3-2 decision to the Campbell Fighting Camels (27-25) in the regular season finale at the Duke Softball Stadium.
A magical inaugural season will carry on into postseason play, as the Duke Blue Devils (29-25, 13-11 ACC) locked up the seventh seed in the 2018 ACC Tournament, which begins Wednesday, May 9 at Shirley Clements Mewborn Field in Atlanta, Ga.
A late rally in game one and a three-run fourth in game two helped propel the Longwood Lancers (37-14) Saturday afternoon, as the Duke Blue Devils (29-25) dropped a Saturday doubleheader in Farmville to wrap up road play in their inaugural regular season.
It will be a split weekend for the Duke Blue Devils (29-23) to close out their first regular season, as they travel to Farmville, Va., to face Longwood (35-14) in a Saturday, May 5 doubleheader before hosting Campbell (26-24) Sunday, May 6 at the Duke Softball Stadium.
After spearheading Duke's best offensive weekend to date and leading the Blue Devils to a sweep of the Virginia Cavaliers to close out their first season of ACC play, sophomore Raine Wilson was named the Duke Student-Athlete of the Week Wednesday.
A three-run third inning sandwiched between a run in both the second and fourth were enough to send the Duke Blue Devils (29-23, 13-11 ACC) to a 5-1 victory Sunday afternoon, completing a sweep of the Virginia Cavaliers (12-39, 3-21 ACC) to wrap up ACC play for the inaugural season.
After taking their third-straight ACC series with a dominating 9-1 run-rule victory against Virginia Saturday afternoon, the Duke Blue Devils hung up the cleats for a night of celebrating their inaugural season at the 2018 Duke Softball Team Banquet.
It was domination from the start for the Duke Blue Devils (28-23, 12-11 ACC) Saturday afternoon, as a sixth-run first inning keyed a 9-1 run-rule victory to take the series against the Virginia Cavaliers (12-38, 3-20 ACC) at the Duke Softball Stadium.
With the threat of extra innings drawing near, Duke was in need of a spark heading into the seventh. In came Peyton St. George, who picked up two strikeouts and then delivered a walk-off single to right center to send the Blue Devils (27-23, 11-11 ACC) to a 3-2 victory in the series opener against the Virginia Cavaliers (12-37, 3-19 ACC) Friday afternoon at the Duke Softball Stadium.