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Missouri hopes to ride talented pitching staff to Omaha

It's early -- the season doesn't start for months -- but it might not be too early to pencil in Missouri as a sleeper pick in the College World Series. The Tigers are following Oregon State's blueprint: Powerful pitching plus veteran leadership equals championship trophies.

Originally Published: November 30, 2007
By Will Kimmey | Special to ESPN.com

Missouri's football team has emerged as a surprising national title contender thanks to gunslinging quarterback Chase Daniel. The school's baseball team might just do the same thing because of a collection of gunslingers.

Like Missouri football, the baseball team isn't known as a national power. But the 2008 Tigers feature the kind of deep, experienced, power-armed rotation that tends to silence aluminum bats and propel teams to national titles. So go ahead and jot down Missouri ...

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