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Duke Hosts Georgia Tech at Coombs
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 05/11/2017
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DURHAM, N.C. -- With two ACC series remaining, Duke welcomes Georgia Tech to Jack Coombs Field Friday-Sunday, May 12-14. The Blue Devils and the Yellow Jackets enter the weekend tied for 10th in the league standings. 

BY THE NUMBERS
• 2: Sophomore outfielders who have started every game this season. In 48 games, Jimmy Herron and Griffin Conine have a combined .322 batting average with 23 doubles, three triples, 18 home runs, 87 RBI and 92 runs. That outfield duo accounts for a third of Duke's runs scored, RBI and extra base hits.

• 4: Number of starts made in 2016 by pitchers currently on the 2017 Blue Devil roster (James Ziemba 3, Jack Labosky 1) following the graduations of this past year's rotation: Brian McAfee, Trent Swart and Kellen Urbon.

• 5: Extra base hits allowed by right-hander Ryan Day (four doubles, one triple). Day is one of two ACC starting pitchers to not allow a home run this season. Day leads the Blue Devils in ERA (2.84) and opposing batting average (.218). He ranks eighth in the league in ERA (2.76), seventh in opposing batting average (.214), fifth in walks allowed (12), fifth in walks allowed per game (1.84), eighth in hits allowed per game (7.06) and fifth in WHIP (0.99).

• 6: Consecutive quality starts for junior left-hander Mitch Stallings. This season, Stallings leads the team in innings pitched (60.1) and strikeouts (58). He has gone at least seven complete in each of his past four starts.

• 6: The list of current Blue Devils selected in the Major League Baseball Draft:
Justin Bellinger (2014 | 11th round | St. Louis Cardinals)
Chris McGrath (2014 | 35th round, Seattle Mariners)
Griffin Conine (2015 | 31st round, Miami Marlins)
Adam Laskey (2016 | 31st round, San Francisco Giants)
Matt Mervis (2016 | 39th round, Washington Nationals
James Ziemba (2016 | 37th round, Philadelphia Phillies)

• 7: The number of Blue Devils hitting .300 or better against left-handed pitching: Griffin Conine, Jimmy Herron, Zack Kone, Jack Labosky, Max Miller, Michael Smiciklas and Kennie Taylor.

• 9: Weekend starts for freshman Adam Laskey. Laskey is the first freshman to appear in Duke's weekend rotation since Trent Swart in 2011.

• 10: Number of Duke left-handed pitchers to see game action this season. Duke has had a left-hander on the mound in 64 percent of its innings this year (270.1-of-423.0 IP).

• 13: Sophomore Griffin Conine leads the team and ranks sixth in the ACC with 13 home runs. Conine launched his first career long ball in the ACC opener March 10 versus Virginia Tech and has a league-high nine homers in conference play. Conine is the first Blue Devil to blast double-digit home runs in a single season since Jake Lemmerman in 2010 and he currently ranks tied for eighth in Duke's single season records. Conine also leads the Blue Devils in batting average (.337), slugging percentage (.635), on base percentage (.455), rums (47), hits (61), RBI (55), triples (2), total bases (115) and walks (32).

• 15: Doubles for two-way players Jack Labosky to lead the team and rank fifth in the ACC. Duke's starting third baseman, Labosky owns a .276 batting average and .481 slugging percentage with five home runs. In addition, he's served as the team's closer, logging five saves to rank fifth in the league.

• 19: The Blue Devils have given up 19 innings of four or more runs this year. In contrast, Duke had 12 such innings in 2016 and nine in 2015.

• 24: Perfect Game national ranking of Duke's freshman class, consisting of outfielder Chase Cheek, left-hander Bill Chillari, catcher Chris Dutra, right-hander Cameron Kovachik, left-hander Adam Laskey, infielder/right-hander Matt Mervis, infielder Erikson Nichols, left-hander Graeme Stinson and right-hander Coleman Williams.

• 26: Hits for the Blues Devils March 24 at Virginia, the most in a single game for an ACC team this season.

• 39: Career stolen bases for sophomore Jimmy Herron to rank 14th all-time at Duke. Herron's .316 career batting average is also good for 20th in the program record book.

• 43: Double plays turned by the Blue Devils to rank fourth in the ACC and 39th nationally.

• 69: Wild pitches thrown by Duke pitchers this season, the third most in NCAA Division I and 12 more than the previous program single-season record (57).

• 88: Combined career relief appearances for Mitch Stallings and Ryan Day. Both spent the past two seasons primarily in the bullpen prior to moving into Duke's weekend rotation in 2017.

• 100: Doubles for the Blue Devils this season, good for fourth in the ACC and 28th nationally.

• 112: Career pitching appearances for NCAA Division I active leader Nick Hendrix. Hendrix broke David Darwin's Duke appearances record (95) with relief stints in both ends of Duke's Virginia Tech doubleheader.

• 132: Number of consecutive games in which junior and team captain Max Miller has played. A versatile infielder, Miller has seen time at second, shortstop and third during that span.

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