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Duke baseball hosts Holy Cross this weekend

Posted Friday, March 2, 2007

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Durham, NC – The Duke baseball team will host Holy Cross for a three-game series this weekend at Jack Coombs Field. Saturday’s double-header begins at 1 p.m. and Sunday’s series finale is also set for 1 p.m. The Blue Devils enter the series 10-1 on the season while the Crusaders are 1-2.

Home Sweet Home

The Blue Devils are in the midst of an 11-game homestand at historic Jack Coombs Field.

Last Time Out

Duke is coming off Tuesday’s 7-2 win over North Carolina A&T. Sophomore Nate Freiman led the Blue Devils at the plate, going 3-for-5 with three doubles and four RBI. Freshman Michael Ness improved to 2-0 on the season, holding the Aggies to one earned run on four hits in six innings of work. Ness also struck out four batters without allowing a walk. Freshman Michael Seander earned his third save of the year, giving up only four hits in three scoreless innings of relief.

Probable Pitching Matchups

Saturday (Game 1): Duke: RHP Tony Bajoczky (2-0, 1.56 ERA) vs. Holy Cross: RHP Rob Oteri (0-0, 6.75 ERA)

Saturday (Game 2): Duke: RHP Andrew Wolcott (2-0, 5.14 ERA) vs. Holy Cross: RHP Scott Hampe (1-0, 6.00 ERA)

Sunday: Duke: TBA vs. Holy Cross: RHP Dan Seip (0-1, 18.00 ERA)

Scouting Holy Cross

Holy Cross enters the series 1-2 on the season. The Crusaders split their season-opening double-header against Lamar on Feb. 17 before falling in the series finale a day later.

Duke-Holy Cross Series History

The Blue Devils and the Crusaders will meet for the first time on the diamond when the two teams take the field this weekend.

A Look Ahead

Duke will play a pair of non-conference games next week, hosting Temple on Tuesday and Xavier on Wednesday at Jack Coombs Field. Both games are set for a 3 p.m. start. The Blue Devils will then open ACC play against Boston College next weekend at home. Duke wraps up its 11-game homestand by hosting Fairleigh Dickinson for a two-game series March 13-14 before a trip to Clemson March 16-18.

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