Duke (17-16, 7-8 ACC) vs. N.C. Central (14-17-1, 9-5 MEAC)
Tuesday, April 8 | 6 p.m.
Durham, N.C. | Jack Coombs Field
• Duke returns home for a midweek game against N.C. Central Tuesday, April 8 at 6 p.m. ... Tuesday’s game is the first contest in a home-and-home series between the Blue Devils and the Eagles ... Duke and N.C. Central meet again Wednesday, April 16 at the Durham Athletic Park.
N.C. Central Series History
• Tuesday’s tilt marks the 13th meeting in program history between Duke and N.C. Central ... The Blue Devils lead the all-time series 12-0 ... The two teams first met March 26, 2008, a 10-2 victory for the Blue Devils ... Last season, Duke swept the home-and-home series against N.C. Central, taking the first game, 6-3, March 12 before winning the second contest, 8-3, April 10.
Our Last Meeting
• James Marvel tossed seven complete innings in a 6-3 Duke victory March 12, 2013 ... Marvel limited the Eagles to three hits, struck out three and issued two walks ... The Blue Devils utilized three NCCU miscues to plate six runs in the game ... Jeff Kremer and Chris Marconcini both went 2-for-4.
• The Blue Devils capitalized on early Eagle miscues and added insurance runs late to capture an 8-3 victory over N.C. Central April 10, 2013 ... Andy Perez and Grant McCabe were a combined 7-for-8 at the plate, while Mark Lumpa extended his hitting streak to six games with a 2-for-3 performance ... Dalton Brown earned the victory, allowing two runs on seven hits in four innings of work ... Sarkis Ohanian and Nick Hendrix combined to throw four scoreless innings in relief.
Duke vs. MEAC Teams
• The Blue Devils hold an 81-5 record against teams currently in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC): Bethune-Cookman (0-0), Coppin State (8-0), Delaware State (2-0), Florida A&M (0-0), Maryland Eastern Shore (12-0), Norfolk State (6-0), North Carolina A&T (41-5), North Carolina Central (12-0) and Savannah State (0-0) ... Tuesday’s matchup is Duke’s third against a MEAC foe this season ... The Blue Devils defeated Norfolk State, 11-1, Feb. 26 at Jack Coombs Field ... Duke also downed Maryland Eastern Shore, 15-7, March 18 at home.