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Baseball Travels to Pitt for First ACC Road Series
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 03/20/2014
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Duke vs. Pitt
Pittsburgh | Charles L. Cost Field
Game 23
Friday, March 21 | 3 p.m.

Game 24
Saturday, March 22 | 3 p.m.

Game 25
Sunday, March 23 | 12 p.m.
Quick Hits
• Duke leads the ACC in team ERA in ACC games, posting a 1.47 ERA over its first six conference contests ... Virginia is the only other league team with a ERA under 2.00 in ACC play.
• The Blue Devils are one of four ACC teams to limit the opposition to 10 or fewer stolen bases on the year.
• Senior Mike Rosenfeld ranks second in the ACC, throwing out seven runners on stolen base attempts.
• Senior Jordan Betts has been on a tear as of late, registering 12 hits over the past seven games ... Betts has five multiple hit games in that span and has raised his average from .311 to a team-leading . 356.
• Betts also had 60 career doubles to his credit, which is tied with Vaughn Schill (1997-99) for second in school history.
• Senior Mark Lumpa leads the team in both walks (17) and on base percentage (.469) ... Lumpa has drawn 12 walks over the past nine games, including two free passes in four of those contests.
• Lumpa has also reached base in a team-leading nine consecutive games.
• Redshirt junior Chris Marconcini is the only player in the ACC to total five or more home runs as well as five or more stolen bases.
• Marconcini also leads the team with eight multiple RBI games, including four games with three or more runs driven in.
• Redshirt senior Ryan Deitrich enters the weekend with a team-best five game hit streak.
• Duke is 12-0 this season when leading after six innings.

Last Time Out
• Duke picked up a pair of non-conference wins this past week, defeating Maryland Eastern Shore, 15-7, Tuesday before downing Princeton, 7-1, Wednesday ... Senior Mark Lumpa matched a career high with four hits and reached base in all five plate appearances versus the Hawks ... Duke matches its season high with 17 hits against UMES, including redshirt junior Chris Marconcini’s ACC-leading sixth home run of the season ... The Blue Devils utilized nine pitchers to keep the Princeton bats at bay ... The Duke pitching corps totaled 12 strikeouts to just three walks and limited the Tigers to six hits ... Senior Matt Berezo paced the offense with his second three-hit game of the season, while redshirt senior Ryan Deitrich tallied his first home run in a Blue Devil uniform.
Pitt Series History
• Friday’s game marks the sixth meeting in program history between Duke and Pitt as well as the two schools’ first tilt as ACC foes ... The Blue Devils lead the all-time series, which dates back to 1939, 4-1 ... Duke and Pitt have met just twice since 1940, splitting a two-game series in Durham during the 2003 campaign.
Duke in the ACC
• Duke enters the weekend with a 4-2 mark in conference action ... The Blue Devils are currently tied with North Carolina and Miami for second place in the Coastal Division standings ... The Blue Devils rank third in the ACC in team ERA (2.52) and fielding percentage (.975) while sitting in eighth in team batting average (.263) ... Duke was picked to finish fifth in the Coastal Division in the ACC Preseason Coaches Poll ... The Blue Devils are 348-1012-6 all-time in ACC games ... Duke holds a 669-1,020-8 record against teams currently in the ACC: Boston College (11-15), Clemson (66-126-2), Florida State (18-74), Georgia Tech (32-84), Maryland (85-83), Miami (9-24), NC State (124-151-1), North Carolina (93-182-3), Notre Dame (8-4), Pitt (4-1), Virginia (55-100-1), Virginia Tech (29-24) and Wake Forest (135-152-2) ... Duke is in search of its first ACC Tournament berth since 2009
Walk This Way
• The Blue Devils are one of the more patient teams at the plate in the ACC, totaling 113 walks heading into the weekend ... Duke ranks third in the conference, averaging 5.14 walks per contest ... Duke and Florida State are the only two conference teams to draw over 100 walks while issuing 75 or fewer to the opposition.
Devilish Defense
• Duke relies heavily on its defense and currently ranks fourth in the ACC with a .975 fielding percentage ... Duke is the only team in the conference to commit fewer than 25 errors while totaling over 800 fielding chances ... The other three squads with 800 or more chances are also the top three teams in errors: Miami (881 chances, 36 errors), Georgia Tech (854 chances, 35 errors) and Wake Forest (898 chances, 33 errors) ... The Blue Devils are one of six ACC teams with 25 or fewer miscues on the season.
Run Game Success
• The Blue Devils have done well controlling the run game while also taking advantage of its stolen base opportunities this season ... Duke is one of two ACC teams, along with Notre Dame, to swipe 25 or more bases while also limiting the opposition to 10 or fewer stolen bases.
Iron Man
• Senior Jordan Betts has started all 188 games in his Duke career with 186 starts at third base and two at shortstop ... The Wilmington, N.C., native ranks fourth nationally in consecutive games started (as of 3/10/14) ... He is also one of eight current players to start every game in their respective collegiate careers.