Cooper Stinson

Norcross grad Cooper Stinson played a huge role in the Duke University baseball team’s historic victory Sunday.

The junior pitched six scoreless innings as the ninth-seeded Blue Devils won the first ACC tourney championship in program history with a 1-0 victory over third-seeded North Carolina State. He struck out six and allowed just three hits to shut down the Wolfpack.

Stinson’s best outing of the season helped him earn ACC All-Tournament honors.

The 6-foot-6, 240-pound Stinson, 3-3 in 14 starts, was the team’s Saturday starter in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, going 3-0 in four starts with an ACC-best 0.42 ERA.

Duke heads to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 2 seed in the Knoxville Regional. The Blue Devils begin play Friday at noon against No. 3 seed Liberty.

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