The Duke baseball team took two of three games this past weekend over ranked Miami. The series win was their first over the Hurricanes since 1966. So it has been a long time.
The series started on Friday with a 4-2 win, as Trent Swart picked up his second win of the season. He allowed two runs on seven hits over six innings. Swart struck out six and threw 75 of his 116 pitches for strikes. Robert Huber followed with two perfect innings of relief while striking out five. Andrew Istler picked up his third save of the season with a perfect ninth.
On offense, freshman Kenny Koplove went 3-for-5 with a run scored. Mike Rosenfeld and Chris Marconcini each collected two hits. Rosenfeld scored two runs and drove in one.
In Saturday’s 9-2 win, Drew Van Orden picked up his first win of the season. He allowed just three hits over six scoreless innings. Nick Hendrix followed and allowed just one hit over the next two innings before Miami got two runs in the ninth.
The Blue Devils picked up five doubles in the win. Andy Perez went 2-for-4 and scored three runs. Matt Berezo went 2-for-5 with two RBIs. Jordan Betts went 3-for-5 with an RBI. Koplove walked twice and scored two runs.
On Sunday, the Hurricanes finally got a win. They won 5-3 with three RBIs from Chantz Mack. Andrew Suarez allowed two runs (one earned) over seven innings.
Huber started but walked three and allowed two runs (though they both scored after he had left the game) in two innings. The top three hitters for Duke went a combined 6-for-12 with two RBIs. Jeff Kremer hit a home run.
Next up for the Blue Devils, a midweek game at UNC Central on Tuesday.