The Blue Devils led 3-2 heading into the 8th inning before sending 11 men to the plate to score six runs. Campbell made it very interesting in the bottom of the 9th inning with five runs of their own to make it a game again.
Ben McQuown of Campbell had a two-run double and Jake Kirkland hit a three-run homerun. All of that offense came against Drew Van Orden, who seems to pitch every day. He recorded just one out. Duke needed to bring in David Putnam (who also pitches every day) to finally preserve the win.
All of Campbell’s late inning offense almost negated the fine relief appearance from Dillon Haviland. He pitched 3.1 scoreless innings behind Nick Piscotty (4.2 IP, 6H, 2R, 2BB, 4K). Haviland allowed just two hits and a walk. He entered the game with the bases loaded in the 5th inning but escaped without allowing a run.
Five Duke players collected multi-hit games, with three of them also driving in two runs (Andy Perez, Andrew Istler, and Will Piwnica-Worms).
*Next up for Duke, Clemson rolls into town after getting back into the middle of the pack in the ACC.