For the second consecutive season and the third time in the last four years, the Duke baseball team is heading to the NCAA Tournament after receiving an at-large bid to the postseason event Monday. The Blue Devils will travel to Morgantown, W.Va., for the NCAA Morgantown Regional.
The Blue Devils open tournament play against Texas A&M at Monongalia County Ballpark on Friday at 4 p.m. on ESPN2. The host Mountaineers face Atlantic 10 champion Fordham on Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN3.
Within the Morgantown Regional, Duke owns an 8-3 advantage against West Virginia, but the two have met just once since 1996. The Blue Devils also own a 5-4 edge versus Fordham and have never faced Texas A&M.
The winner of the Morgantown Regional advances to play the champion of the Nashville Regional in an NCAA Super Regional. The Nashville Regional consists of the host Commodores of Vanderbilt, Indiana State, McNeese and Ohio State.
Ranked in the preseason for the second time in program history, Duke (31-25, 15-15 ACC) recorded the sixth consecutive 30-win season in program history while also earning 15 ACC wins for the second straight campaign. The Blue Devils went an impressive 12-6 across the final 18 games of league action, and won four of their final six conference series.
Duke is making its eighth NCAA Tournament appearance in program history. The Blue Devils are 23-17 all-time in the postseason event and advanced to the College World Series three times (1952, 1953 and 1961).
The Blue Devils were one of eight ACC programs to earn a bid to the postseason, joining Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina and N.C. State.
Based on availability, all-session tickets will go on sale to the public through the Mountaineer Ticket Office at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28.
If available, information regarding single-game ticket availability will be announced on Wednesday, May 29.