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Duke vs. North Carolina A&T l 6 PM l Jack Coombs Field
Monday 04/16/2013  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C. - The Duke baseball team takes on North Carolina A&T tonight at Jack Coombs Field at 6 p.m.

Follow the Action

The Blue Devil Network will stream live video of the game and Chris Edwards will call the action for the audio broadcast. Live stats are also available through GoDuke.com while fans cans also follow updates of each game via @Duke_BASE, the official Twitter account of Duke baseball.
 
By the Numbers
• Duke and North Carolina A&T met earlier this season on March 27 at War Memorial Stadium in Greensboro, N.C. The Blue Devils won that meeting by a score of 15-1 in seven innings.  All nine in the Duke starting lineup reached base and scored at least one run in the contest. Redshirt sophomore Chris Marconcini and junior Jordan Betts were both 2-for-3 as the pair combined for seven RBI and four runs scored.
• Junior third baseman Jordan Betts has started all 149 games in his career, which is tied for third-longest active streak in the country. Betts leads the team in RBI (35), doubles (14) and total bases (72). He ranks tied for second in the ACC in doubles and ninth in RBI.
• Senior right fielder Jeff Kremer enjoyed an outstanding week at the plate over Duke’s past five games. Last week, he hit .450 with five RBI, four runs scored, two doubles and two walks. For the season, Kremer leads the team  in on-base percentage (.429), runs scored (34) and times hit by pitch (7).
• Junior left fielder Mark Lumpa brings a nine-game hit streak into Tuesday’s contest. Lumpa was hitting .087 as of March 17, but has been Duke’s hottest hitter over the past 18 games. He has at least one hit in 14 of the past 18 games and owns a .382 average in that span, raising his season batting average to .295.
• After missing last season due to injury, redshirt sophomore first baseman Chris Marconcini has started all 38 games in 2013. Marconcini leads the team in slugging percentage (.538), home runs (8) and walks (23). He is the only player in the ACC to total eight or more home runs and eight or more stolen bases this season.
• Freshman right-hander Michael Matuella is making his fourth start of the season Tuesday. Matuella is 3-2 on the season with a 3.23 ERA. In his last start, Matuella tossed five complete against UNC Greensboro April 9, allowing two runs on five hits with a pair of strikeouts.
• Sophomore second baseman Andy Perez leads the team in batting average (.353), hits (49), triples (4) and stolen bases (14) - all career highs. He ranks 13th in the league in batting average, tied for first in triples and tied for seventh in stolen bases.

Up Next
Duke travels to Chapel Hill, N.C., for a three-game series against No. 1 North Carolina this weekend.

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