Duke Baseball: Blue Devils exit ACC Tournament, now await NCAA fate

BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 27: A detailed view of Adidas batting gloves as the Tampa Bay Rays play the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 27, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 27: A detailed view of Adidas batting gloves as the Tampa Bay Rays play the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 27, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /
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The Duke Baseball team dropped a heartbreaker in the ACC Tournament to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and now must wait to find out if its resume is good enough for the NCAAs.

The Duke Blue Devils have had the chance many times to cement itself as an NCAA Tournament team but have yet to cash in and now the Blue Devils will have to impatiently wait for Selection Monday.

After a win in its opening game in the ACC Tournament over Notre Dame, Duke had a date next with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

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The Yellow Jackets also took care of the Irish in its first game in Durham, making the showdown with Duke a winner take all game in Pool B for the right to go to the semifinals.

Georgia Tech took two of three games in the same ball park two weeks ago from the Blue Devils, outscoring Duke 29-13 in its two wins, but dropped the final game 10-4.

However, on Friday is was much, much closer, but unfortunately the same result for the Blue Devils.

Duke was able to strike for three in the first inning, but after that point the Blue Devils were outscored 5-1 to lose the game on a walk-off double 5-4.

In five innings Ben Gross surrendered six hits and four runs while walking two and striking out two. Matt Dockman replaced Gross and allowed two hits in one and one-third inning.

Thomas Girard came in to get the final two outs of the bottom of the seventh inning, but in the ninth inning the Yellow Jackets were able to get runners on base and Tristin English was able to put one off of the Blue Monster in left field to win the game.

English was 2-for-5 in the game with three RBI and a home run, while also being the winning pitcher for Georgia Tech.

Chris Crabtree picked up two RBI for the Blue Devils while Michael Rothenberg plated one run.

Duke will now await the NCAA Baseball Tournament Selection Show on Monday afternoon at 12:00pm ET on ESPNU to see if its resume is worthy enough for an NCAA bid.