Duke closer Thomas Girard reacts after ending Saturday's win over FSU with a strikeout (Aaron Fitt)


Fitt Bits: Observations On Florida State-Duke After Devils Clinch Series

DURHAM, N.C. — In the marquee matchup of ACC’s opening weekend, No. 12 Duke won its second straight one-run game Saturday to clinch its series against No. 11 Florida State. The Devils followed up a 2-1 win Friday behind Bryce Jarvis and closer Thomas Girard by winning 4-3 Saturday behind Cooper Stinson and Girard.

It has been a tight series because both of these teams pitch at a high level, and the Seminoles’ arms should keep them very competitive all season long. But I walked away from these two games feeling much better about the state of Duke’s[…]


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