DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke and Virginia take the diamond to open ACC play as the Blue Devils host the Cavaliers Friday-Sunday, March 9-11 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The two teams face off in the series opener at 4 p.m., Friday, March 9, resume the series at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 10, and conclude the weekend at 1 p.m., Sunday March 11. ACC Network Extra is set to broadcast all three games available via ESPN3 and the Watch ESPN app.
|PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS|
|FRIDAY // 4 PM||SATURDAY // 1 PM||SUNDAY // 1 PM|
|RHP Derek Casey, SR.||LHP Daniel Lynch, JR.||RHP Evan Sperling, Jr.|
|2-0, 2.41 ERA||0-2, 6.50 ERA||2-0, 1.62 ERA|
|LHP Adam Laskey, SO.||RHP Ryan Day, Sr.||LHP Mitch Stallings, Sr.|
|2-1, 2.65 ERA||1-0, 3.32 ERA||1-1, 4.72 ERA|
Duke (10-2, 0-0 ACC) enters the weekend on a nine-game win streak after sweeping Cornell and defeating Longwood in midweek action. No. 18 Virginia (9-4, 0-0 ACC) took 2-of-3 from Yale this past weekend before downing Davidson, 12-3, Tuesday.
The Cavaliers lead the all-time series 105-60-1, including a 40-29-1 mark against the Blue Devils in Durham, N.C. The two teams split four meetings a season ago. Virginia won the regular season series in Charlottesville, Va., 2-1, before Duke defeated UVA in the 2017 ACC Tournament by a score of 4-3.
Single-game tickets for this weekend’s game are $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for youth (ages 3-17) and seniors (65+), and free for children under two. Free parking is available on the streets adjacent to the DBAP. Free parking may also be available in the nearby parking decks, however, parking availability is contingent about the day of the week and other concurrent events in downtown Durham.