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Oregon State Baseball: Three Beavers Receive Preseason All-America Honors

Nick Madrigal, Luke Heimlich, and Jake Mulholland were named to Collegiate Baseball’s preseason list on Monday.

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The first awards of the season for Oregon State baseball were handed out on Monday.

Junior infielder Nick Madrigal and senior pitcher Luke Heimlich were named first team preseason All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball. Sophomore pitcher Jake Mulholland was an honorable mention.

All three should play significant roles in the Beavs’ quest to return to Omaha this season.

Last season, Madrigal was named an All-American by six different publications and was the Pac-12 player of the year. He also led the team in batting average.

Heimlich was the Pac-12 pitcher of the year, had the lowest ERA in the NCAA (0.76), and earned a 11-1 record as a starter. He sat out the postseason, however, in response to controversy surrounding his history as a sex offender. Heimlich will rejoin the team this season.

Mulholland was a solid closer/reliever last season. He earned six saves and a 7-1 record on the way to being named a freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America, and the NCBWA.

The season officially begins for Oregon State on February 16th against New Mexico in Surprise, Arizona.