Duke won its fifth straight baseball contest Wednesday, defeating Norfolk State 4-3 in 10 innings at Jack Coombs Field.
Trailing 3-1 in the ninth, Norfolk State (27-19) tied the score on Alex Mauricio’s two-out, two-run double. Duke (29-20) loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the 10th and Jack Labosky drew the walk to give Duke the win.
The Duke bats came alive in the eighth against Spartans reliever Mauricio. Evan Dougherty led off with a single and was sacrificed to second. Jimmy Herron smashed his second double of the day to plate Dougherty. Herron stole his 22 base and scored Duke’s third run on a throwing error by Norfolk State’s catcher.
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The Blue Devils have not dropped a nonconference game since an 8-6 setback March 22 against East Carolina, winning its final 10 non-ACC contests.
North Carolina: A.J. Bogucki worked 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief and Tyler Ramirez hit his team-leading eighth home run of the season as the Tar Heels beat East Carolina 9-1 Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium. Logan Warmoth and Brandon Riley had three hits each for the Tar Heels, who outscored the Pirates 26-5 to sweep the season series.
Wake Forest: Junior Will Craig made the next cut on the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award watch list, the National College Baseball Hall of Fame announced. Craig is a home run away from leading the ACC in all the Triple Crown categories, as he’s first with a .422 average and 57 RBIs and second with 13 homers.
Mount Olive: The Trojans defeated Chowan 13-4 Wednesday in nonconference baseball. The Trojans used a nine-run eighth to crack the game open.
Campbell: The Camels tallied 17 hits and claimed an 11-2 victory over Radford in the Big South Conference softball tournament. Amber Schisler went 5-for-5 with a pair of RBIs for the Camels, and Caroline Smith had four RBIs and a two-run home run.
Elon: Jonathan DiIanni was recognized with men’s second-team All-Colonial Athletic Association and All-Academic Team honors, the league announced.
Three Elon women’s golfers earned postseason conference honors. Kelsey Badmaev and Heather Munro were named first team all-conference, and Emily Brooks was selected to the all-academic team.
N.C. State: Paul Spencer will join the program in the fall, coach Jon Choboy announced. Spencer is a four-star recruit from Princeton, N.J., and is ranked No. 102 in the national rankings.
Duke: The Blue Devils secured three more commitments for their incoming freshman class, as epeeist Kendyl Bree, foilist Zuzu Tang and saber Jessica Whang all recently signed.
Track and Field
St. Augustine’s: The Falcons’ men’s team is ranked No. 1 for the sixth consecutive week, and the women’s team is third in the NCAA Division II outdoor track and field national team rankings released Tuesday.
From news releases