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Blue Devils Hit the Road for 3 Games Against Tigers
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 03/21/2013
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DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke baseball team takes to the road this weekend, traveling to Clemson for a three-game series with the Tigers at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Game times are 4 p.m. Friday, 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.
Chris Edwards will call the action for the Blue Devil Network’s audio broadcast, while a live video stream is available through Both Duke and Clemson’s official websites will carry live stats as well. Fans can also follow updates of each game via @Duke_BASE, the official Twitter account of Duke baseball.
After dropping three games to Virginia Tech over the weekend, Duke (11-10, 2-4 ACC) rebounded with a 3-0 victory Charlotte in non-conference action Wednesday.
Right-handers James Marvel, Michael Matuella and Andrew Istler combined for the five-hit shutout against the 49ers. Marvel earned his second win in as many games, tossing seven scoreless innings. The Moraga, Calif., native faced the minimum in four of his seven innings and scattered five hits overall. Matuella and Istler came on in relief and neither allowed a hit in one scoreless inning of work each.
Sophomore Andy Perez led things off with a solo home run in the bottom of the first to put Duke up 1-0, while juniors Jordan Betts and Matt Berezo each added a sac fly in the third to account for the Blue Devils’ offensive production.
Over the past 15 games, Perez sports a .371 average with 14 runs scored and five RBI to lead the Blue Devils. He has registered at least one hit in 13 of the past 15 contests, including multiple hits in eight games during that span.
Clemson (13-7, 3-3 ACC) picked up two non-conference wins over Morehead State this week after dropping two of three against ACC foe Virginia last weekend. The Tigers defeated the Eagles by scores of 10-5 and 5-2 Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
Friday’s game marks the 192nd meeting between Duke and Clemson as the Tigers lead the all-time series 124-65-2. Clemson has won six straight against the Blue Devils including three meetings in Durham a season ago.
Duke will travel to face in-state opponents this coming week with trips to Campbell and North Carolina A&T on the schedule. The Blue Devils and the Camels will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m., in Buies Creek, N.C., before Duke takes on the Aggies in Greensboro, N.C., at 6 p.m., Wednesday.