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Long on arms, short on experience

Paul Bertuccini is one of the SEC's top relievers

If the Tiger faithful were to take a shot in the dark as to what could possibly be the Achilles heel of the 2009 team, the questions surrounding the pitching staff would be a good place to start. Having to replace four arms from last year's College World Series team, the Tigers have high hopes for what is to come behind the play of a bevy of unproven talent.

Last season, the Tiger baseball team's run to Omaha was highlighted both by the long ball from the plate and a solid staff on the mound. Yet, after losing Jared Bradford, Ryan Verdugo, Jordan Brown and Blake Martin, head coach Paul Mainieri looks towards the youth of the program to carry the Tigers back to Nebraska next summer.   "I've been a coach for 27 years, and pitching is always the biggest... Recommended Stories

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