DURHAM – The Duke baseball program will enter the 2022 season ranked No. 23 in the D1Baseball Pre-season top 25.
The Blue Devils finished the 2021 season with a 33-22 record, including the program’s first ACC Tournament Championship and an appearance at the Knoxville Regional. Duke’s participation in a postseason region marked its third straight and ninth overall as a program.
Duke was one of six ACC teams to be ranked at the start of the season, joining No. 10 NC State, No. 11 Florida State, No. 13 Notre Dame, No. 21 Georgia Tech and No. 25 Miami.
Duke returns 27 letter winners from its 2021 team, including All-ACC third-team outfielder RJ Schreck. The Blue Devils also welcome 16 newcomers to the squad, as the group was recently ranked 10th best nationally by D1Baseball.
In addition to D1Baseball poll, Duke was ranked in the college baseball Pre-season poll (No. 28) and the Perfect game Pre-season poll (#29).
Duke opens the 2022 season Feb. 18-20 by hosting the Virginia Military Institute for a three-game series at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
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