The Duke Baseball team was not able to muster up another comeback as they fell in Game 3 of the Super Regionals to Texas Tech.
Since the comeback win against Campbell in the Athens Regional, Duke has been clutch at the plate, but they were unable to get the big hit today as they fell to the Texas Tech Red Raiders 6-2 in the winner take all Game 3 of the Super Regionals.
With runners on base every inning, the Blue Devils could not follow up the 11 runs they put on Texas Tech last night.
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Bryce Jarvis had the start for the Blue Devils after not being available for the other two games of the Super Regional with an illness and Jarvis was very good in his efforts.
The back-breaker came in the fourth inning when Matt Dockman came in for the second straight day and allowed a ground rule double followed by a home run by Michael Davis to give the Red Raiders a 3-1 lead.
Dockman was replaced by Ethan DeCaster after the home run and Texas Tech got two quick hits off of him, but DeCaster would settle down and now allow any more runs in that inning to keep the deficit at two.
After a Chase Cheek triple, Jimmy Herron hit a line drive that was miss-played by Holt in right that allowed Cheek to score to bring the Blue Devils to within one. Herron ended up at third on the miss play but Chris Proctor could not get Herron in from third.
Not being able to drive runners in was the story of the game for Duke as they left 15 runners on base.
After not being able to cash in for the second time of the game with the bases loaded Texas Tech was able to push two more runs across in the bottom of the eight behind a Josh Jung RBI single.
The day had a fitting end for the Blue Devils as Zack Kone and Griffin Conine reached base to start the ninth inning, down four runs, the next three Blue Devils would only see a total of three pitches, all groundouts, which would give Texas Tech the 6-2 victory over the Duke Blue Devils and send them to the College World Series.
The Blue Devils finished their historic season with a record of 45-18, leaving not only a major mark in the ACC but all over the country putting Duke baseball on the map once again.