Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 6/12/13
Perhaps it is a good sign for the Oregon State Beavers that a team clad in black and orange has won two of the past three Major League World Series.  After a five year hiatus, Pat Casey has the Beavs headed back to the promise land where they will try to follow the San Francisco Giants’ lead and put the championship trophy into the hands of the black and orange once again. Most baseball fans in Oregon recall the magical run from 2006-2007 that saw the Beavers bring home back-to-back College World Series titles. The 2006 team was chalk full of talent, led by the one-two punch of Dallas Buck and Jonah Nickerson on the mound and the bats of Darwin Barney, Cole Gillespie and Tyler Graham. While many saw the ’06 title in the making during the regular season, the ’07 run was much more improbable. OSU lost its pair of aces and much of its offensive clout to the MLB draft and graduation, and the Beavers finished conference play at a dismal mark of 10-14. After being shipped to the Charl...
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