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#44 Paul Bertuccini
Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right Handed
Throws: Right Handed
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 188 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Merairie, La.
High School: Rummel HS
Born: 11/03/1986
Paul Bertuccini Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 09/08/2010

2010 District VI Second-Team Academic All-American
2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 Honorable Mention All-Louisiana
2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2008 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional All-Tournament Team
2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2006 SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll

LSU's all-time leader in appearances, as he took the mound 110 times during his career ... 6-2 career mark and nine saves with a 3.05 ERA in 106.1 innings while limiting opponents to a .230 batting average in his four seasons ... redshirted as a true freshman in 2006 ... three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... named to the 2010 District VI Second-Team Academic All-America squad with a 3.53 GPA in management ... earned his management degree from LSU in May 2010.

SENIOR SEASON (2010)
Appeared in a team-high 31 games (all in relief), recording a 1-0 mark and a 2.56 ERA in 31.2 innings with 12 walks and 31 strikeouts ... became LSU's all-time leader in appearances on June 4 vs. UC Irvine at the NCAA Los Angeles Regional as he made his 109th career appearance on the mound ... surpassed the previous mark of 108 appearances set by Mark LaRosa from 1988-91 ... Bertuccini pitched again vs. UC Irvine on June 6 in the Los Angeles Regional to complete his career with 110 appearances ... posted a 0.61 ERA in SEC regular-season games in 16 appearances, working 14.2 innings and recording seven walks and 15 strikeouts.

JUNIOR SEASON (2009)
No. 2 on the LSU staff in appearances (28), trailing only closer Matty Ott, who had 37 ... finished the year No. 10 in the SEC in appearances ... posted a 2-0 mark and a 3.86 ERA in 25.2 innings with three saves, 15 walks and 31 strikeouts ... earned relief victory in 2009 NCAA Regional win over Southern (May 29), firing 1.1 shutout innings with no hits, no walks and two strikeouts ... earned the save in SEC Tournament semifinal win over Georgia (May 23), working the final 1.1 innings while allowing just one hit in a 3-2 LSU win ... pitched 3.1 innings to earn win over UL-Lafayette (April 22), limiting the Cajuns to no runs on one hit with no walks and three strikeouts ... fired two scoreless innings with a season-high four strikeouts versus McNeese State (March 18)

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008)
Rated No. 8 in the SEC with 28 appearances on the season, posting a 2-0 record and a 2.63 ERA in 27.1 innings with two saves, 12 walks and 30 strikeouts ... 1-0 with a 0.93 ERA in SEC regular-season games with two saves, three walks and 11 strikeouts in 9.2 innings (nine appearances) ... worked a combined 0.2 inning in two appearances in the College World Series, allowing no runs on two hits with one strikeout ... named to NCAA Baton Rouge Regional all-tournament team -- fired 1.1 scoreless relief innings to earn win in championship game vs. Southern Miss, striking out all four batters he faced ... fired three shutout innings vs. South Carolina (April 27), allowing one hit with one walk and four strikeouts to earn a save and clinch LSU's series sweep over the Gamecocks ... earned save on March 23 vs. Arkansas - retired the Hogs in order in the ninth with two Ks ... two shutout innings vs. UNO on March 26 - one hit, no walks, two Ks ... earned relief win vs. Alabama (April 6) -- 2.2 scoreless innings, one hit, one BB, three Ks.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
Appeared in 23 games as a reliever, posting a 1-2 mark and four saves in 21.2 innings ... recorded a 3.32 ERA, 10 walks, 21 strikeouts and a .238 opponent batting average ... earned save May 6 at third-ranked Arkansas to clinch LSU series win; allowed no runs on one hit in one inning with no walks and one K in 5-3 LSU win ... earned save April 22 at No. 15 Mississippi State to clinch LSU series win; retired the final MSU batter with the bases loaded to preserve a 3-1 Tiger victory ... earned first career LSU victory May 1 versus Southern; worked two relief innings, allowing one earned run on three hits with two Ks ... longest outing of the season came in a 10-inning loss to Tennessee (April 29); allowed one earned run on three hits in three innings with one walk and two strikeouts.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2006)
Redshirted as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL
Two-year letterwinner at Rummel High School ... member of two class 5A playoff teams ... coached by David Baudry . . . member of the Honor Society.

PERSONAL
Full name is Paul Edward Bertuccini ... parents are Dean and Debbie Bertuccini ... has one older sister, Dana ... lists his parents as the biggest influences on his athletic career ... earned degree in management at LSU ... born November 3, 1986.

Bertuccini's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 3.2 at Kentucky (5/14/10)
Strikeouts: 4 three times; last vs. McNeese State (3/18/09)
Hits Allowed: 4 four times; last vs. UC Irvine (6/4/10)
Runs: 3 five times; last vs. Kansas (3/14/10)
Earned Runs: 3 five times; last vs. Kansas (3/14/10)
Walks: 3 vs. New Orleans (5/13/08)

 

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