Cory Luckie is a redshirt sophomore from Prattville, Ala. The left-handed pitcher posted a 4-4 record with a 4.38 ERA in 15 games in 2008 as a freshman. Luckie started 14 contests and was second on the staff with 63.2 innings pitched.  He suffered an arm injury in late April that ended his rookie season. Luckie missed the entire 2009 campaign following surgery. He is majoring in Biomedical Sciences with plans on attending medical school. Luckie will provide a look inside Tigers baseball and into the weekly battles in the SEC.

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March 16, 2010

Valuable Experiences, both Positive and Negative


Dear readers,


Our team has almost reached the one-month mark since the start of the 2010 baseball season. We are currently sitting at 9-5 with the opening of SEC play this weekend as we travel to Athens, Georgia. There have already been many highs and lows this season. We have exciting wins over teams such as Boston College, but we have also had disappointing losses against teams such as Arizona State. However, I believe that these experiences will help us down the road. A team that has experienced both so early in the season can more easily find a happy medium that can create mental endurance, which is definitely needed for such a long season.

I started this season in the bullpen, and experienced both success and disappointment. My first outing created such an adrenaline rush, being the first time in a game situation in almost two years. Since starting in the pen, I have made two starts: one against Davidson and the other against Arizona State. I feel that my arm is making a lot of progress, but still has some ground to make up. The one thing holding back is arm endurance, but progress is definitely being made. Every outing is feeling better and better, and confidence is steadily being gained back. Every outing creates an urge to get back on the mound and do a better job for my team. It has been so long, and it feels great to finally contribute to my team from a physical standpoint.

The outlook on the 2010 season is still encouraging. We still have some key injuries, and we have managed to experience much-needed success in the beginning of this season. As we approach SEC play, we are hoping to be competitive in every game we play and reach the postseason once again. Thanks for reading, and War Eagle!

Cory Luckie

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