The Duke baseball squad is looking to make their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1961. The Blue Devils are currently 28-17 overall record while being 15-9 in ACC play. They are off this weekend from ACC play but face-off against Longwood on Sunday in a doubleheader. Continue reading
Here is your National Recap for April 11th.
Rodon overused; Duke defeats NC State 2-0 behind Van Orden
The top story of the night was the absolute criminal overuse of Carlos Rodon by the NC State coaching staff in the Wolfpack’s 2-0 defeat to Duke. Rodon was working on short rest and threw 134 pitches in 7.2 innings. Rodon in the game broke the NC State school record with 391 in the win. Things are not getting better for the Wolfpack as they are now 19-14 overall while being 5-11 in ACC play. Continue reading
The Duke Blue Devils are on the verge of making their first appearance at the ACC tournament since 2009. The Blue Devils have an outstanding pitching staff with the trio of junior Trent Swart and sophomores Michael Matuella and James Marvel. Each of them have missed some major time this year with Marvel the latest victim missing the rest of season with Tommy John surgery.
Boston College Eagles
2013 record: 12 – 40 (4 – 25 ACC, 6th place)
Finish: No postseason
To put it bluntly, the Boston College Eagles were out of their element in ACC conference play in 2013. The Eagles lost their first 20 conference games before surprisingly winning a home series with Miami to get off the schnide.
The Cavaliers were named by 10 coaches as this year’s team to beat, while Florida State received four first-place votes. Continue reading
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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke baseball head coach Chris Pollard announced the Blue Devils’ 2014 schedule Tuesday as the team is set for 56 regular season games in its second season under Pollard’s guidance.
The Blue Devils face 14 opponents who totaled 30 or more wins this past season, while nearly half of Duke’s schedule consists of games against 2013 NCAA Tournament teams.
Duke faces 10 squads that qualified for the NCAA Regionals, four that advanced to an NCAA Super Regional and two that moved on to the 2013 College Baseball World Series. Continue reading
The big news started coming out yesterday with MLB announcing a 65 game suspension for Ryan Braun for his involvement in the Biogensis case that involves Anthony Bosch. The connections continue to go back to college baseball as Braun was a member of the Miami (FL) baseball team which has heavy involvement with the Biogensis clinic. The former strength and conditioning coach for the Miami baseball team Jimmy Goins is all over the documents as receiving banned substances from the clinic.
Duke University’s Mark Lumpa has had an interesting journey to Durham as he is from Saudi Arabia where his father was involved in the oil industry. He played high school baseball in Florida where Duke discovered him. You can check out the full video report from WRAL in Raleigh below. Continue reading