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Duke Drops Friday Matinee Against NC State, 5-3

DURHAM – A four-run seventh inning proved to be the difference as the Duke baseball team dropped the series-opener to NC State, 5-3, on Friday afternoon at Jack Coombs Field.

Duke (20-28, 9-16 ACC) held a one-run lead after the third inning and doubled its advantage in the sixth, but NC State (31-16, 13-11 ACC) scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to win, 5-3.

Freshman Alex Mooney continued to lead Duke throughout the second half of the season with a 3-for-5 day at the plate. Mooney recorded an RBI, a run scored and a double while boosting his average to .