Duke lefty Owen Proksch (Aaron Fitt)


Fitt: Duke shows fortitude to match its talent in ugly win at Wake

At The Ballpark

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — It was the kind of day that forces even the best teams into “survival mode.” It was a battle of attrition, in all of its ugly brutality. Dig in your heels and find a way.

With the howling wind wreaking havoc on defenders trying to track down every fly ball, and a strike zone that shifted like a Sahara sandstorm, Sunday was “a tough day to pitch,” as Duke coach Chris Pollard aptly put it. But Duke’s world-class bullpen weathered the storm, once again, and held on to secure a 10-8 win at Wake Forest, clinching Duke’s[…]