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The Tigers look to get back on track with a series against the Blue Devils

Duke v North Carolina Wilmington Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Duke (21-16, 8-10) at #16 Clemson (25-12, 11-7)

Game times: FRI 6:00 PM, SAT 3:00 PM, SUN 1:00 PM

Video: ACC Network Extra

Pitchers (DU vs CU): Friday-RHP Ben Gross vs RHP Davis Sharpe, Saturday- LHP Bill Chillari vs LHP Mat Clark, Sunday-TBA vs LHP Jacob Hennessy

After a rough stretch, the Tigers look to get back on track and end a four game losing streak with a conference series against the Duke Blue Devils. The Devils are coming off a 13-6 midweek win over #16 Texas Tech, after taking two of three against Virginia Tech last weekend.

The Blue Devils are enjoying the return of sophomore second baseman Joey Loperfido after he missed twenty three games with an injury suffered against Northwestern in February. As a first baseman last season, Loperfido was named as a freshman all-American and freshman all-ACC.

After a phenomenal start on Tuesday in the twenty inning loss to UGA, Jacob Hennessy gets the nod to start on Easter Sunday. Hennessy comes into the series with a 3-0 record and a 3.13 ERA. Hennessy went five innings against Georgia, holding the Dawgs to two hits and no runs, striking out four.

The Tigers currently sit at third in the Atlantic, behind Louisville and NC State. Duke is fourth in the Coastal behind Georgia Tech, UNC, and Miami.