DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke baseball team looks to extend its current five-game win streak as the Blue Devils play host to No. 15 Georgia Tech this weekend at Jack Coombs Field. Game time are Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.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 sits at 17-13 overall and 6-6 in the ACC following a 9-3 win over Davidson this past Tuesday. The Blue Devils picked up their first ACC series sweep of the season this past weekend, downing Boston College by scores of 13-0, 7-4 and 6-0 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Davidson opened the game with an early 1-0 lead, but Duke scored at least one run in four of the five opening frames to secure an advantage it would not relinquish the rest of the way. The Blue Devils churned out 13 hits and capitalized on nine walks issued by the Wildcat pitchers. Junior Matt Berezo, sophomore Grant McCabe and freshman Kenny Koplove had three hits each against the Wildcats. Freshman James Marvel recorded his fourth victory in as many starts, going five complete with a career-high seven strikeouts.
Georgia Tech (22-7, 8-4 ACC) took two-of –three from Wake Forest in its last ACC series before splitting a pair of midweek games prior to this weekend. The Yellow Jackets fell at Mercer, 10-1, Tuesday and rebounded with a 9-1 decision over Kennesaw State Wednesday.
Friday’s game marks the 114th meeting between Duke and Georgia Tech as the Yellow Jackets lead the all-time series 83-30. In 2012, Georgia Tech won the first two games of the series 1-0 and 8-0 before Duke took the finale, 4-3.
Duke wraps up its nine-game home stand with a pair of non-conference games next week. The Blue Devils face UNC Greensboro Tuesday at 6 p.m., before taking on N.C. Central Wednesday at 6 p.m. Both games will be played at Jack Coombs Field.