Duke sophomore right-hander Bailey Clark has been named an alternate to the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team and is under consideration for an invitation to the squad’s training camp this summer.
After limited innings as a freshman, Clark emerged as one of Duke’s top arms in 2015 and earned a spot in the Blue Devils’ weekend rotation. He led the team with a 2.95 ERA over 13 starts, striking out 49 batters over 58.0 innings.
Clark garnered ACC Pitcher of the Week honors Feb. 23 after guiding Duke to a shutout victory over Iona. He needed just 85 pitches to toss eight scoreless innings versus the Gaels and struck out a career-high 11 batters.
The Collegiate National Team reports to Cary, N.C., June 18 prior to its first game against the Holly Springs Salamanders of the Coastal Plain League June 20.
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The USA summer schedule runs from June 20 to July 8 and features games against national teams from Chinese Taipei and Cuba.
Wake Forest: The defending ACC Champion will host 10 home games during the 2015 season as announced by head coach Jennifer Averill on Thursday.
The Demon Deacons will face eight teams that participated in the 2014 NCAA Field Hockey Tournament, including Duke, Richmond, Liberty, Louisville, Boston College, Syracuse, North Carolina and Boston University.
Duke: Twins Lisa and Leona Maguire will tee it up at the Irish Women’s Close Championship at the Rosapenna Golf Club from June 20-23 in Donegal, Ireland.
Wake Forest: Recruit Emma Davis made a splash earlier this week by winning the New England US Open National Playoff Sectional Qualifying event held at Yale University Tennis Center in convincing fashion.
Davis, the No. 1-seed in the tournament, topped Patricia Kusmierski 6-0, 6-0 before topping UMass rising junior Brittany Collens 6-1, 6-2 in the quarterfinals.
Duke: The Blue Devils placed four athletes on the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic squad and ranked sixth nationally in team GPA.
Marcus Cain, Brian Dorsey, Conner Hartmann and Jacob Kasper all earned All-Academic recognition for their work in the classroom and success on the wrestling mat.
The four honorees are tied for the most in program history, matching the total from 2008. As a team, Duke finished with a 3.302 GPA, the highest in the ACC.