DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke baseball team begins a nine-game home stand this weekend as the Blue Devils take on Boston College in three games at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Game times are Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 1p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Chris Edwards is set to call the action for the Blue Devil Network audio broadcast, while a live video stream is available through GoDuke.com. Live stats are also available through GoDuke.com and fans can follow updates of each game via @Duke_BASE, the official Twitter account of Duke baseball.
Duke owns a .500 record heading into the seventh weekend of the season as the Blue Devils are 13-13 overall and 3-6 in conference play. Duke split a pair of non-conference games this past week, dropping a 6-3 decision at No. 27 Campbell Tuesday before downing North Carolina A&T, 15-1, Wednesday.
The Blue Devils totaled 11 hits and took advantage of eight walks issued by the Aggie pitching in Wednesday’s contest in Greensboro. All nine in the Blue Devil starting lineup reached base and scored at least one run while Duke’s 15 runs scored matched a season high set against Quinnipiac March 13. Redshirt sophomore Chris Marconcini and junior Jordan Betts were both 2-for-3 on the night as the pair combined for seven RBI and four runs scored.
Campbell registered five of its 10 hits with runners in scoring position, while the Duke was unable to capitalize on its opportunities Tuesday evening at Jim Perry Stadium. The Blue Devils were 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine on base overall. Senior Jeff Kremer was 2-for-4 at the plate and Betts went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Boston College (3-20, 0-8 ACC) has not played a home game this season and looks to end a 12-game slide this weekend. The Eagles fell to North Carolina in two games this past weekend before dropping non-conference games to Northeastern and Bryant during the week.
Friday’s game marks the 24th meeting between Duke and Boston College as the Eagles lead the all-time series, 15-8. In 2012, the Blue Devils took two-of-three from the Eagles in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Duke won the series opener 7-4 before registering a 4-1 victory in game two. Boston College closed out the series with a 14-2 decision.
Duke plays host to Davidson Wednesday, Apr. 2 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park before welcoming Georgia Tech to Jack Coombs Field the following weekend. The Blue Devils wrap up their nine-game home stand with non-conference matchups against UNC Greensboro and N.C. Central next week.