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SEC features some of the best pitching in college

By DAVID BRANDT
AP Sports Writer

It's been a dominant season for pitching in the Southeastern Conference thanks to a group of starters who have turned talent into results after a year or two in the league.

The 14-team league has a combined 3.29 ERA, which is down from 3.54 a year ago. 5 of the NCAA's top 15 teams in ERA reside in the SEC.

Mississippi's Bobby Wahl is among the league's best, with a 9-0 record and 1.21 ERA, but his impressive stats aren't uncommon.

Vanderbilt's Tyler Beede (12-0, 1.73), LSU's Aaron Nola (9-0, 1.92) and Arkansas' Ryne Stanek (6-2, 1.87) have enjoyed the same type of success as Wahl - and all those aces should make SEC teams formidable once again when postseason play begins later this month.

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