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Blue Devils Host Spartans Tuesday
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Game 42
Duke (24-17, 12-9 ACC) vs. UNC Greensboro (17-18, 4-8 SoCon)
April 22, 2014 | 6 p.m.
Durham, N.C. | Jack Coombs Field
 
Quick Hits
• The Duke pitching staff ranks second in the ACC, averaging 8.81 strikeouts per nine innings.
• Blue Devils pitchers have hit a total of 16 batters, the lowest of any ACC pitching corps. 

• Duke is 20-0 when leading after seven innings.

• The Blue Devils have swept three ACC series for the first time since 1994.

• Senior Jordan Betts has totaled 64 doubles in his career ... Betts is one of three Duke players to belt 60 or more doubles in a career, joining Vaughn Schill (60) and Jeff Becker (74) ... Betts currently leads the ACC with 15 doubles and is one of seven league players with a slugging percentage over .500. 

• Junior Andy Perez has been on a tear as of late, hitting a team-best .467 (14-for-30) over the past eight games ... Perez has three doubles, five RBI, six walks and six stolen bases during that span, which also includes two four-hit games.

• Senior Mark Lumpa leads the ACC in walks (40) and ranks second in the conference in on base percentage (.479) ... Lumpa is the first Blue Devil to draw 40 walks in a season since Jeff Kremer (40) in 2011. 

• Redshirt junior Chris Marconcini leads the league in both home runs (7) and RBI (39) ... Marconcini has driven in 30 or more runs in each of his three seasons at Duke ... The Brentwood, Tenn., native also has a team-best 11 games with multiple RBI, including six games with three or more runs driven in.

• Senior Robert Huber is one of two ACC pitchers, along with Miami’s Bryan Radziewski, with two career shutouts ... Huber has moved into the closer role this season and currently ranks fourth in the ACC with seven saves ... Huber is one of four pitchers in Duke history to total five or more saves as well as 15 or more wins in a career, joining David Darwin, Ryan Jackson and Marcus Stroman.

UNC Greensboro Series History
• Tuesday’s contest marks the 15th meeting in program history between Duke and UNC Greensboro ... The Blue Devils lead the all-time series 8-5, including a 5-3 record against the Spartans in Durham ... The two teams last met Feb. 18, 2014 in Greensboro, a 9-8, 11-innings victory for the Spartans ... Duke battled back from a three-run deficit to take an 8-6 lead in the 12th before UNCG scored three runs in the bottom half ... Redshirt junior Chris Marconcini reached base in all seven of his plate appearances, going 4-for-4 with three stolen bases, three runs scored and two RBI. 

Duke vs. SoCon Teams
• The Blue Devils own a 193-78-2 all-time record against teams currently in the Southern Conference: Appalachian State (4-3), The Citadel (4-3), Davidson (106-31-1), Elon (31-20), Furman (22-6), Georgia Southern (0-0), Samford (0-0), UNC Greensboro (7-6), Western Carolina (1-4) and Wofford (18-5-1) ... UNC Greensboro is one of three SoCon teams Duke has faced this season ... The Blue Devils dropped an 11-9 decision at home to Furman March 12 ...  Duke lost to Davidson 3-2 on the road March 25 before the two teams’ second meeting April 15 in Durham was cancelled due to inclement weather. 

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