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Baseball KO's Tech, Will Play Miami In ACC Tournament Saturday

Like football, baseball at Duke has improved dramatically.

Kevin C. Cox

Obviously, given our name, our focus is on basketball. But Duke is starting to succeed at many other sports. Lacrosse has become a dominant program. Tennis and golf are solid. Soccer has been really good at times. Even football has roared back to life after a long hibernation.

But baseball?

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That's a sport without much tradition at Duke.

Yet it too is making a run. Although the Devils lost the ACC Tournament opener to Clemson, 5-3, on Thursday Duke got a really strong game from pitcher Drew Van Orden, who went the distance and pitched a shutout against Georgia Tech. Duke won 6-0.

Saturday won't be easy: Duke takes on traditional power Miami. Whatever happens happens. But look how far the team has already come.