The Duke baseball team swept Bucknell on Sunday afternoon (which was a good day for Duke athletics across the board) with a 4-1 victory. The lone negative was that the Blue Devils gave up a run.
Robert Huber made his first start of the season for the Blue Devils and allowed one run on three hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out six. Huber allowed the lone run in the top of the 5th inning to tie the game. He started the game great by striking out the side.
However, the Duke offense came right back with two runs in the bottom of the inning to make a winner of Huber. Andy Perez delivered with a two out, two-run RBI single.
Jordan Betts put the Blue Devils on the board in the very first inning with an RBI triple.
Nick Hendrix followed Huber with two scoreless innings of relief. Remy Janco faced just one batter in the 8th inning after Bucknell picked up two singles against Hendrix. He picked up the attempted sac bunt and threw to third base to get the lead runner for the first out. Andrew Istler closed out the game over the final 1.2 innings.
It was all about the Duke dominance on the mound this weekend against Bucknell. They only allowed one run on nine hits and five walks. Duke pitchers struck out 37 batters and held the Bucknell hitters to a .102 average.
Duke begins a busy week with five games starting on Tuesday. They travel to North Carolina A & T for their first midweek game of the season. They return home to play Campbell on Wednesday, before playing Towson for a three-game series this weekend at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.