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Drew Van Orden
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Drew Van Orden
Van Orden Named ACC Pitcher of the Week
Friday 04/14/2014  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke senior right-hander Drew Van Orden has earned ACC Pitcher of the Week honors after leading the Blue Devils past NC State Friday.

Van Orden shut out the Wolfpack for eight innings and struck out 11 to key the Blue Devils to a 2-0 victory in the series opener. The Manhattan Beach, Calif., native surrendered just three hits with one walk and did not face more than four batters in any inning. Van Orden struck out at least one Wolfpack hitter in each of this eight innings and fanned two in the first, second and fourth frames.

After the Blue Devils grabbed a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second, Van Orden retired15 of the next 17 batters he faced to maintain the advantage heading into the ninth. The 6-3 right-hander yielded just one hit over his final five innings and did not permit a baserunner after the fifth.

The honor is the first ACC weekly recognition for Van Orden and the second for a Blue Devil this season.

Duke ACC Pitcher of the Week Selections
Drew Van Orden | April 14, 2014
Michael Matuella | Feb. 17, 2014
Robert Huber | Apr. 8, 2013
Marcus Stroman | Mar. 19, 2012
Robert Huber | Feb. 20, 2012
Dennis O’Grady | Feb. 21, 2011
Chris Manno | May 8, 2009
Andrew Wolcott | Mar. 23, 2009
Chris Manno | Apr. 22, 2008
Tony Bajoczky | Mar. 26, 2007
Michael Ness | Mar. 5, 2007
Tim Layden | Apr. 19, 2004
Zach Schreiber | Mar. 22, 2004
Jeff Alleva | Apr. 15, 2002
Kevin Thompson | Feb. 26, 2001
Stephen Cowie | Apr. 18, 1999
Stephen Cowie | Apr. 13, 1999
Chris Capuano | Feb. 15, 1999
Chris Capuano | Feb. 10, 1997
Scott Schoeneweis | Mar. 18, 1996
Ryan Jackson |May 15, 1994
Mike Kotarski | May 30, 1992


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