RALEIGH — No. 19 N.C. State tangles with Duke in an ACC clash over three days this weekend, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Doak Field at Dail Park. Game two takes place Saturday at 6:30 p.m., and Sundays finale gets started at 1 p.m.Chris Diaz leads the Pack (27-12, 13-8 ACC) offense after accumulating seven doubles, 12 RBIs, and nine runs scored over his last five games while batting .565.Duke (16-26, 7-14 ACC) defeated Charlotte 12-5 on Tuesday. First baseman Mike Rosenfield hit a pair of home runs in the game to extend his career-high hitting streak to 14 games. Weekend starters have not yet been exchanged. Starter information will be added to this release once it has been announced. On Friday, Wolfpack fans can enjoy Baseball Bingo on Youth Baseball Day, with free admission for all youth baseball players (and one family member) who attend the game wearing their youth baseball uniform.
Duke: Henrique Cunha and Chris Mengel were among the 18 players selected to the 2012 All-ACC mens tennis team, as voted on by the leagues 12 head coaches.
Cunha was honored for the third consecutive season after previously being named to the All-ACC team in 2010 and 2011. The junior from Jaú, Brazil also received ACC Player of the Year and ACC Rookie of the Year recognition in 2010. Cunha, currently the fifth-ranked player nationally in singles, has compiled an overall singles ledger of 35-8 so far during the 2011-12 campaign, with the 35 singles wins.
Mengel received the first All-ACC accolades of his career after reaching the 30-wins mark in singles play for the second time in as many seasons. A sophomore from Pittsburgh, Pa., Mengel went 7-4 this spring in ACC action and posted 10 wins over ranked opponents. Ranked 37th nationally in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association singles poll, Mengel is one of just three players in Duke history to win 30 or more matches in both his freshman and sophomore seasons.
N.C. State: Greensboro, N.C.For the third consecutive year, NC States Jaime Pulgar has earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors in mens tennis, the league office announced on Thursday.
The senior lefthander from Madrid, Spain, has posted a 20-5 record this season, all while playing at No. 1 singles. Hes also posted a 16-7 record in doubles play with multiple partners.
Pulgar also won All-ACC recognition as a sophomore and junior for the Wolfpack. He owns a 75-40 singles record in his career, which is tied for fifth most singles victories in school history. He also owns a 60-38 doubles record, which ranks as the fourth most doubles victories in school history.
Campbell Track and Field
Buies Creek, N.C.Campbell will dedicate its recently constructed Irwin Belk Track and Clarence E. Roberts Field Complex on Friday, following with the programs first home meet on Saturday with the Irwin Belk Open.
This is another milestone event for Campbell athletics and a big day for our track and field student-athletes, said Director of Athletics Bob Roller. The Irwin Belk Track and Clarence E. Roberts Field is an excellent facility, and the sights and sounds of a home track meet for the Camels will be a great addition to our campus this Saturday.
As a first year coach, I walked into a very special occasion, said head track & field coach Norbert Elliott. What an honor and a privilege to be the coach representing Campbell University when so much is happening, not only to the Campbell track & field program, but the University as a whole. I was really impressed on my visit here, and as each day goes by, Im even more impressed by the direction that President Wallace and Athletics Director Bob Roller are taking the program.
The facilitys dedication will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 27, at the front gate of the complex. The new Fighting Camel statue that stands in front of the John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center will also be dedicated in the ceremony.
On Saturday, the Camels will host their first home track & field meet since 1987 with the Irwin Belk Open. Campbell recently completed the Irwin Belk Track and Clarence E. Roberts Field, a state of the art facility with an eight lane track.
The number one thing that a student-athlete wants to see when they visit us on campus is the track, said Elliott. You would think that all tracks are the same, but good quality facilities really sell your program and to have a track like this is truly going to be an added advantage not only in the Big South but in the state and the region. Were going to be able to attract some really talented kids.
Directors Cup Standings
Durham, N.C.Duke Athletics stands in 17th place in the latest Learfield Sports Directors Cup Standings (Winter IV), released by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics on Thursday.
Overall, Duke has 490.50 points and ranks third among private institutions behind only Stanford (1st, 1029.75) and Notre Dame (14th, 503.50). Three Atlantic Coast Conference schools are ranked in the top 20 Florida State (7th), North Carolina (8th) and Duke (17th).