On June 28th of last month, the Oregon State Beavers won their third College World Series Championship in the history of the program. Beating the Arkansas Razorbacks 5-0 for the title, the Beavers not only added to the Beaver record book, the young men also added to the record book of the College World Series itself.
Now, a few of the champions will be visiting Ron Tonkin Field this coming Monday on July 16th, 2018. The Hillsboro Hops will salute a few of the CWS champions as guests of honor. Oregon State players will throw out the ceremonial first pitch as well as sign autographs for the fans before the game.
Oregon State Beavers appearing will be…
Pitching a complete game and allowing only two hits, Kevin was a big reason why the Oregon State Beavers won the championship 5-0. No one has ever allowed less than three hits in a complete game during the College World Series. Also, never in the 72 year history of the College World Series has anyone won four games in one series. Kevin started and won two games and also won two games in relief appearances.
Drafted out of high school in 2017 by the San Diego Padres in the 35th round, Kevin chose to attend Oregon State.
The left fielder from Lake Oswego came to Oregon State as a walk-on. This year, the senior red-shirt joined the starting lineup as right fielder of the CWS Championship team for 2018. Jack was named the 2018 Pac 12 ConferenceBaseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
As a fan, Jack watched both of Oregon State’s CWS titles in 2006 and 2007. Jack graduated with a major in Kinesiology. He plans to attend Denver’s Regis University in August.
Outfielder, and sometime designated hitter, Kyle missed 2017 after knee surgery. The red-shirt senior from Marysville, Washington, returned in 2018 to help lead the Beavers by batting .299 at the plate. Helped Beavers qualify for the super-regionals by going 3 for 4 with two doubles and four RBI.
The left-handed pitcher from Beaverton attended Aloha High School. In 2017, Brandon was a Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America. Finished 2018 with a 5-3 record and a 2.53 ERA. Struck out 52 in 57 innings. Earned five saves.
Eisert entered game two in the third inning and stayed for five to help stabilize the game. The Beavers would come back to win at the end setting up game three win for the championship.
The left-handed pitcher is out of Snohomish, Washington. The 2018 sophomore appeared in relief. For the year, Jake kept opposing batters to a .190 batting average while gathering 20 saves. Despite only being a sophomore, his age (21) qualified him for the 2018 MLB draft. However, he was not selected. With only two years of collegiate experience, his value is expected to rise over the next year or two.
Monday’s game starts at 7:05 PM PDT. The Beavers will throw out the first pitch at 6:50 PM. Before the game, from 6:15 to 6:45 PM, Beavers will be signing autographs for fans on the concourse. The Championship Trophy will make an appearance.