DURHAM –The Duke softball program announced its fall schedule on Wednesday, exactly one month away from the first home game of the season. The roster includes eight exhibition games, the first-ever Alumni game, and culminates with the Fall World Series in November.
“We are delighted to be returning to the field to compete this fall,” said head coach Marissa Young. “We believe the teams on our calendar will help us prepare well for the 2022 season.”
The Blue Devils open the fall season with a two-game stint in Charlotte, NC, facing Charlotte on Oct. 2 at 3 p.m. and South Carolina on Oct. 3 at 12 p.m. The Blue Devils will face both teams again after beating back-to-back back-to-back games in the 2021 regular season, with a 5-1 win in South Carolina on February 28, 2021 and a 5-3 win in Charlotte. March 3, 2021.
After the stint on the road, the Blue Devils begin a four-game home streak against opponents in the State, starting with a 6:30 p.m. game against NC State on October 8. The Blue Devils then host East Carolina and UNC-Greensboro Oct. October 16 and 17, at 2pm and 1pm respectively. Four-game stint ends with a clash against Campbell on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m.
Several members of the first four teams in the history of the program will be back on campus for the alumni game on October 23 at 1 p.m. The Blue Devils will follow that up with fights at Elon on Oct. 29 at 6 p.m., and against North Carolina A&T at home on Nov. 5 at 5 p.m.
For the final fall events, Duke Softball Stadium will host two World Series intra-team games on November 6 and 7 at 5 p.m. on both days. The second annual showdown will see the Blue v Black teams face off, after the Blue team won the inaugural series last year.
DUKE FALL EXHIBITION / SCRIMMAGE SCHEDULE
October 2 – Duke to Charlotte – 3 p.m., Charlotte, NC
October 3 – Duke v South Carolina – 12 p.m. Charlotte, NC
October 8 – Duke vs. NC State – 6:30 p.m. Durham, NC
October 16 – Duke vs. East Carolina – 2 p.m. Durham, NC
17 october – Duke vs. UNC-Greensboro – 1 p.m. Durham, NC
22 october – Duke vs. Campbell – 6 p.m. Durham, NC
23 october – Duke Alumni Game – 1 p.m. Durham, NC
29 october – Duke to Elon – 6 p.m. Elon, NC
November 5 – Duke vs. North Carolina A&T – 5 p.m. Durham, NC
November 6 – Fall World Series First Game – 5 p.m. Durham, NC
November 7 – Fall World Series Game 2 – 5 p.m. Durham, NC
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