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Tennessee opens up about troubles

Volunteers coach Raleigh talks struggles on and off field

Updated: April 3, 2009, 12:35 PM ET
By Aaron Fitt | Baseball America

Marquee Mound Matchup Kentucky's James Paxton vs. Mississippi's Scott Bittle

Thanks to a sinking 90-94 mph fastball and a much-improved 78-82 mph breaking ball, Paxton's draft stock has improved more than any other player's this spring. But the junior left-hander was hit hard last week against South Carolina. With winds gusting out at 20-30 mph, Paxton surrendered nine runs on 10 hits in two innings in a 20-19 loss.

Kentucky's coaching staff said Paxton was affected somewhat ...

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