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Courtesy: Duke Athletics
A Look Back at Duke Softball's Inaugural Game
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 10/03/2017
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DURHAM, N.C. - A game 1,384 days in the making, Duke softball's inaugural game on Saturday, Sept. 30 was one for the books.

The Blue Devils squared off against NC State in their first competition since the program was announced on Dec. 16, 2013 as the 27th varsity sport at Duke University. A total of 1,318 fans were in attendance for the contest that saw Jameson Kavel draw a walk to score Rachel Abboud for the first run in program history and Hannah Pridemore send a shot over the left field fence for the team's first home run.

"It was an incredible feeling to walk out here today," Young said. "From going to having no place to practice to this stadium and this crowd, it was just a great day."

"All of the hard work it's taken to get here, the two years of work and to finally have it come together on game day was tremendous. I knew that the first full game and having a young team that there would be nerves we'd have to manage in a 10-inning game against a very good NC State team, but I am just proud of how this team came out, went all out and played a great first game."

Blue Devil Network went behind the scenes and captured all the sights and sounds from Duke softball's first game in history. Click the photo above or the link to the right to check out the video.

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