Baseball's Bertuccini on Academic All-America Team

LSU senior pitcher Paul Bertuccini
LSU senior pitcher Paul Bertuccini
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BATON ROUGE -- LSU senior pitcher Paul Bertuccini has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America team for District VI, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Thursday.

Bertuccini, a right-hander from Metairie, La. was named to the District VI second team. District VI encompasses the states of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Bertuccini has a cumulative 3.53 grade point average in management.

"This is a very well-deserved honor for Paul Bertuccini," said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. "He is an exceptional student, and he has been a vital part of our program for the past four seasons. He has been our most reliable pitcher this season, and throughout his career, he has excelled in high-pressure situations. He epitomizes all that a student-athlete should be."

Bertuccini has made 100 relief appearances on the mound for the Tigers during  his four-year career, recording a 6-2 mark and a 3.16 ERA in 91 innings with nine saves, 43 walks and 100 strikeouts.

He is just eight appearances shy of tying the LSU career mark of 108 set by left-hander Mark LaRosa from 1988-91.

Bertuccini is 1-0 this season with a 2.76 ERA in 16.1 innings (21 appearances), recording six walks and 18 strikeouts.





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