DURHAM, N.C. – Heading into the final week of the regular season, Duke welcomes Liberty to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 16 in the second game of a 2017 home-and-home series.
Duke (26-25, 10-16 ACC) went 3-2 the past week, including an ACC series victory against Georgia Tech at Jack Coombs Field. Sophomore shortstop Zack Kone is the Blue Devils hottest hitter of late, batting a team-best .395 with 10 runs and seven RBI the past 10 contests. Sophomore center fielder Kennie Taylor brings a nine-game hit streak into the week as well.
Liberty (30-19, 14-7 Big South) reached the 30-win plateau following its 8-6 victory over VCU Sunday in Richmond. Sophomore D.J. Artis is the Flames' top hitter, entering the week with a .362 average, 12 doubles, five home runs, 53 runs scores and 41 RBI.
A historically close series, the Flames narrowly lead Duke, 9-8, after a victory over the Blue Devils March 7, 2017 in Lynchburg, Va.
ACC Network Extra is set to broadcast Tuesday's game while the Blue Devil Network will provide an audio broadcast.
Duke concludes the regular season at North Carolina Thursday-Sunday, May 18-20.