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Blue Devils Take on Flames in Midweek Matchup
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Release: 03/31/2014
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Game 30
Duke (17-12, 7-5 ACC) at Liberty (21-7, 8-1 Big South)
Tuesday, April 1 | 6 p.m.
Lynchburg, Va. | Liberty Baseball Stadium
Leading Off
• Duke travels to Lynchburg, Va., for a midweek contest at Big South opponent Liberty Tuesday, April 1 ... The Blue Devils and the Flames are set for a 6 p.m. start at Liberty Baseball Stadium ... Tuesday’s game is the second of a home-and-home series between the Blue Devils and the Flames.
Liberty Series History
• Tuesday’s tilt marks the 11th meeting in program history between Duke and Liberty ... The Flames lead the all-time series 6-4, including an 8-2, 11-inning victory over the Blue Devils at Jack Coombs Field March 4, 2014 ... Liberty has won two straight in the series after also defeating Duke 4-3 in Lynchburg in the two teams’ lone meeting of the 2013 season.
Our Last Meeting
• Redshirt junior Aaron Cohn laced a two-run double in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game at 2-2, but Liberty plated six runs in the 11th to knock off Duke 8-2 March 4 at Jack Coombs Field ... The Flames tallied six of their 13 hits in the 11th ... Ryan Seiz paced the Flames’ offense, adding a bases-clearing double to break the 2-2 stalemate as part of a 3-for-6 effort at the plate ... Liberty starter Jared Lyons pitched 7.0 scoreless innings in the no decision, striking out 10 without issuing a walk ... Duke utilized 11 pitchers in the contest as redshirt senior Chris Kono suffered the loss ... Kono surrendered five runs, two earned, on four hits in 1.2 innings of work.
Duke vs. Big South
• Duke brings an 84-51-1 all-time record against Big South opponents into Tuesday’s contest: Campbell (17-14), Charleston Southern (3-0), Coastal Carolina (1-0), Gardner-Webb (5-0), High Point (12-14), liberty (4-5), Longwood (6-1-1), Presbyterian (5-2), Radford (9-5), UNC Asheville (3-2), VMI (14-5) and Winthrop (4-3) ... Liberty is the second of two Big South teams Duke faces this season ... The Blue Devils hung on for a 7-5 victory in their game against Coastal Carolina Sunday, March 2 at the Caravelle Resort Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C.