While most of our attention has been diverted into watching the Beavers in Omaha, some Beavers have still been making some noise in Corvallis. However, there has still been a lot of news I haven't covered coming from Omaha with the Baseball team. We'll start there:
- Beaver head coach Pat Casey was nominated National College Baseball Coach of the Year by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. This is obviously his first time winning the award, after leading Oregon State to their first ever Baseball National Championship. This was Casey's 12th year as head coach of the Beavs. It took him 11 years to earn a Pac-10 title, and the same amount of time to get to Omaha for the first time. In his first attempt, OSU went 2-and-out. But this year, Casey lead the Beavers all the way to the National Championship, racking up a 50-16 overall record.
- After winning the championship, the Beavers are ranked number 1 in the 3 polls released this far. OSU was ranked No. 1 in the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll, by Collegiate Baseball newspaper and in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll. Baseball America magazine has yet to release its final rankings.
Now... for news other than Baseball:
- I haven't been following that closely, but the OSU Rowing team is competing in Europe. Here are some updates from their coach, Steve Todd. See them here and here. An Introduction to the trip can be seen here.
- Lyle Moevao, a quarterback from El Camino College has joined the program. From OSUBeavers.com:
The 6-0 220-pound quarterback from El Camino College enters the program with three years of playing eligibility remaining, plus a redshirt year available.
Moevao completed 167 of 267 pass attempts last season for 2,652 yards and 29 touchdowns. The second team All-Mission Conference selection and Junior College Honorable Mention All-American threw just nine interceptions.
Moevao attended North Torrance High School, starting three years. He was a first team All-Pioneer League selection as a senior.
Oregon State begins preparation for the 2005 season Fri., Aug. 4. The Beavers open the season Thurs., Aug. 31 hosting the Eastern Washington Eagles at Reser Stadium.
- In Golfing News, Mitch Gillis won the 2006 Men's Oregon Ameteur.
I have a new poll up reflecting on Oregon State's Baseball Season. Feel free to vote and then chime in with a comment to the diary I have up if you wish.