DURHAM – Duke Baseball Head Coach Chris Pollard announced adjustments to the schedule and location of the 10th Annual First Pitch Banquet in order to safely accommodate a record number of attendees.
“It’s hard to believe that the February banquet marks the 10th consecutive year of this significant event,” Pollard said. “We are thrilled to welcome so many Duke fans to campus to celebrate the 2021 ACC Championship and build excitement for the 2022 season. This new format will be a lot of fun.”
The event, scheduled for February 5, will take place in two parts. First, attendees will enjoy an awards ceremony to honor the 2021 ACC Championship team and an introduction to the 2022 team in the Blue Devil Tower on the Duke campus. This part of the program will take place from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Following the on-campus event, there will be a reception at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park PNC Triangle Club from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Hearty hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served at the reception. basketball game will be broadcast. The first pitch auction will take place at the reception.
Along with the First Pitch Banquet, the 2022 Duke Baseball Team will host a three-scrimmage series Feb. 4-6 at Jack Coombs Field. Fans are invited to attend the contests for a first look at the 2022 team. Early pitching times for scrums will be announced closer to the event.
Updated First 2022 Launch Banquet Schedule
4-5pm – Ceremony and Program – Dejoy Family Club at Blue Devil Tower at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium
5:30-8:30 p.m. – Reception and Auction – PNC Triangle Club at DBAP
First Throw Auction
The auction will take place at the reception of the DBAP. Select items are available to bid online now – two tickets to the 2022 MLB All-Star Game on July 19 at Dodger Stadium, two tickets to the 2022 MLB World Series game and two tickets to the Men’s Basketball game Duke vs. North Carolina at Cameron Indoor Stadium on March 5.