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North Andover’s Tyler Leavitt making his mark on mound at Southern Maine

Tyler Leavitt was the University of Southern Maine’s starter in the 2013 Little East Conference Championship game.
Tyler Leavitt was the University of Southern Maine’s starter in the 2013 Little East Conference Championship game. Jason Johns, USM Sports Photographer

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Tyler Leavitt doesn’t leave a lot of room for questions or misinterpretation.

Crafty on the mound, candid in person, and, record-wise, nearly perfect as a starting pitcher, the University of Southern Maine sophomore is quietly stockpiling wins and clean innings again this season.

The North Andover High graduate had a remarkable high school career, posting a career 17-0 career record and 1.50 earned run average. As a 6-foot-2, 170-pound southpaw without dynamite speed, however, Division 1 or 2 baseball programs did not come calling. But he has been a very good fit at perennial Division 3 power Southern Maine, which is 14-6 after last year’s run to the College World Series.

Leavitt is the team’s top starter, standing at 4-1 with a 2.48 ERA and leading the team in innings pitched at 29.0.

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