DURHAM, N.C. – Head coach Chris Pollard and the Duke baseball program are excited to release their fall schedule, featuring 16 opportunities for fans to catch the 2019 Blue Devils in action prior to the spring season.
Duke’s fall slate features two exhibition games (N.C. Central Oct. 13 and High Point Oct. 27) and 14 intrasquad scrimmages, including the Blue Devils’ three-game Fall World Series to wrap up the 40-day fall training window. Played primarily at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, all exhibition games and intrasquad scrimmages are open to the public and free of charge.
This past season, Duke enjoyed one of the best seasons in school history after a remarkable run culminating in the program’s first NCAA Super Regional appearance. After seven Blue Devils began their professional baseball careers and four graduated this past spring, Duke returns two starting position players in outfielder Kennie Taylor and Freshman All-American first baseman Joey Loperfido, while U.S. Collegiate National Team member Graeme Stinson, PG Summer Collegiate All-American Adam Laskey and freshman standout Bryce Jarvis look to bolster the pitching corps.
Fifteen players have joined the Blue Devil rankings for this coming season, including 13 freshmen and three transfers in Ben Gross from Princeton, Eli Herrick from Bellevue College and Kyle Gallagher from Cornell.
|2018 DUKE BASEBALL FALL SCHEDULE|
|Friday||October 12||Scrimmage||Durham Bulls Athletic Park|
|Saturday||October 13||Exhibition Game vs. N.C. Central||Durham Bulls Athletic Park|
|Thursday||October 18||Scrimmage||Durham Bulls Athletic Park|
|Friday||October 19||Scrimmage||Durham Bulls Athletic Park|
|Saturday||October 20||Scrimmage||Durham Bulls Athletic Park|
|Thursday||October 25||Scrimmage||Durham Bulls Athletic Park|
|Friday||October 26||Scrimmage||Durham Bulls Athletic Park|
|Saturday||October 27||Exhibition Game vs. High Point||Durham Bulls Athletic Park|
|Thursday||November 1||Scout Day & Scrimmage||Jack Coombs Field|
|Friday||November 2||Scrimmage||Jack Coombs Field|
|Thursday||November 8||Scrimmage||Durham Bulls Athletic Park|
|Friday||November 9||Scrimmage||Durham Bulls Athletic Park|
|Saturday||November 10||Scrimmage||Durham Bulls Athletic Park|
|Thursday||November 15||Fall World Series Game 1||Durham Bulls Athletic Park|
|Friday||November 16||Fall World Series Game 2||Durham Bulls Athletic Park|
|Saturday||November 17||Fall World Series Game 3||Durham Bulls Athletic Park|