CORVALLIS, Ore. – The message was clear at Oregon State baseball Media Day, this season is all about getting to Omaha.
The Beavers will enter the season ranked No. 6 by Baseball America, the highest ranking of any Pac-12 team.
With several key players returning, Oregon State has great expectations, but head coach Pat Casey wants his team to prove it on the field.
"I always say what they used to run around the minor league ball parks, prospect is suspect that you don't expect," said Casey, who is returning for his 19th season as Oregon State's head coach. "I don't for any reason see why we cant be a good baseball team."
The Beavers are coming off a 40-20 season in 2012, but their postseason run was cut short when they lost a 10-inning elimination game against LSU in the Regional Round.
"As soon as that last pitch was thrown at LSU, I think we've been real hungry to get back out there," said Ben Wetzler. "We didn't like the feeling that we had there."
Wetzler is expected to be the number one pitcher in the Oregon State rotation after he went 8-2 with a 3.10 ERA in 2012.
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