ATHENS, Ga. – For the first time in school history, Duke is headed to the NCAA Super Regionals after the Blue Devils bested No. 9 Georgia, 8-4, to win the 2018 NCAA Athens Regional Monday afternoon at Foley Field.
After defeating Georgia (39-21) earlier in the day, Duke (44-16) used four home runs and stellar pitching performances to stave off the Bulldogs in the nightcap. The Blue Devils next face Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas.
Check out the social reaction below.
Unreal. Congrats! @DukeBASE— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) June 5, 2018
ICYMI... DO IT!! https://t.co/JnBNhNTyvo— Josh Jordan (@CoachJordan2) June 5, 2018
In 1988 our @DukeBASE team lost 19 games in a row. We were 10-35 that year - 30 yrs later they are 44-16 heading to the #SuperRegionals. ⚾️ @DukeAlumni are so proud and excited for you guys. Well done! #DukeFamily #RoadToOmaha— Mike Trombley (@MikeTrombley21) June 5, 2018
What a series in Athens! Keep it rolling Duke! ⚾️— Pam Bustin (@BustinDukeTrue) June 5, 2018
Tip of the cap to all the @DukeBASE fans in attendance in Athens. You guys are dominating the stands with your cheering & support. I hear you loud and clear watching on ESPN. 🙌🏻— T Furlow II (@TFurlowII) June 3, 2018
Congratulations to @DukeBASE on reaching the first super regional in program history. Incredible run through the losers bracket for this veteran team. Simply amazed by the way Chris Pollard has elevated that program to new heights.— Aaron Fitt (@aaronfitt) June 5, 2018
Congrats duke baseball I see y’all— Mike (@Mike_Stud) June 5, 2018
DUKE BASEBALL!!! @DukeBASE— Remy Janco (@RemyJanc09) June 5, 2018
THE FINAL CALL from Athens as Duke Baseball is going to a Super Regional!— Chris Edwards (@Chris__Edwards) June 5, 2018
Here’s how it sounded:https://t.co/8adLzEmxT9
HEY @DukeBASE I HEARD LUBBOCK IS BEAUTIFUL THIS TIME OF YEAR!!!!!— James Ziemba (@jameslikesbball) June 5, 2018
The grit, fight, and passion on display by @DukeBASE the past four days was absolutely unreal! And they are not done yet. Heartfelt congratulations to @coachchris14, the team, and the staff! #SuperRegionals #DukeFamily #MakingHistory— nina king (@ninaking22) June 5, 2018