DURHAM, N.C. – Following a team vote, Duke baseball elected senior Max Miller, senior Ryan Day and junior Jimmy Herron as the squad’s 2018 team captains. In addition, the Blue Devils appointed freshmen Joey Loperfido and Steve Mann, sophomore Chase Cheek and junior Hunter Davis to the leadership council along with the three captains.
A two-time team captain, Miller serves as the chair for the entire council. Herron, Davis and Cheek all served on the team’s leadership council a season ago.
The program instituted the leadership council in 2015 in order to take advantage of the team’s diverse group of leaders. The concept was originally inspired through conversations with former Blue Devil and current Pittsburgh Pirate Director of Minor League Operations Larry Broadway.
The Blue Devils open the 2018 season February 16-18 in Nashville, Tenn., against No. 15 Vanderbilt.