Balance on offense propels No. 3 Duke to a 13-9 victory over No. 19 Clemson in the series opener, improving to 14-2 in conference play and 35-4 overall, while the Tigers fall to 28-12 and 11-5 in ACC play.

By the Numbers
  • Sophomore Aminah Vega and senior Kelly Torres went 3-for-4 at the plate and combined for eight RBIs for Duke.
  • Senior Lillie Walker pitched 6.1 innings, allowing six runs off nine hits and recording three strikeouts, improving her season record to 10-1.
  • Duke scored the most runs in the all-time series with Clemson, totaling 13 runs in the game.
Yes, But

Clemson showed resilience by continuously fighting back and narrowing the lead throughout the game.

State of Play
  • Duke now leads the series against Clemson 1-0, with two games remaining.
  • The team's strong offense and pitching performances have positioned them as a formidable contender in the conference.
What's Next

Duke and Clemson are set to play game two of their series on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. at McWhorter Stadium.

Bottom Line

A balanced offensive effort led by Vega and Torres, coupled with a resilient performance against Clemson, has put Duke in a strong position early in the series, showcasing their prowess in both batting and pitching.