The Oregon State baseball team preview is in Sunday’s GT. Here’s a link to the main story.
Coach Pat Casey was very philosophically deep talking about how this group will be better than in recent years.
That’s not saying the Beavers are going back to Omaha just, yet. However, he feels this is a group that can get there in time — as in two or three years.
Simply put, expect the Beavers to rebuild this year.
“The last couple years we made it regionals and haven’t made it out of a regional,” LHP Dylan Jones said. “We are not satisfied at all. We are shooting for the Pac-10, and to take it further than we have in the past.”
Here’s link to the notebook. The bottom notes have been on the blog, but the lead is on OF Jordan Poyer, and how he’s full-time baseball player this spring.
Football fans, that means he’s not expecting to be a full-time football player during spring practice. That should be a little concern because he’s a projected starting CB and with James Rodgers not expected to be 100 percent at the start of the season, Poyer is going to be returning kickoffs and punts.
Here’s a link to the who’s who box. Check out who’s back, who’s new and the schedule.
Here’s a link to a story in Friday’s GT, looking at how young the pitching staff is going to be.
“We are young, but pretty talented,” RHP Ryan Gorton said. “I’m excited to watch them pitch. And we have a few older guys back to provide leadership.”
Spring training for MLB starts up this week, the Beavers start up games Saturday and my son’s Little League’s team I’m managing is called the Pirates. I loved those stove top hats.