In a polling of the Pac-12 baseball coaches, OREGON STATE has been selected as the preseason favorite to win the Conference title this season. The Beavers received eight of 10 possible first-place votes and tallied 98 total points. Oregon State earned a runner-up finish in the Pac-12 race last season, posting a 39-18-1 record overall. The 2016 squad is led by the reigning Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in first baseman KJ Harrison, as well as starting pitcher Drew Rasmussen and relief pitcher Mitch Hickey. The trio of sophomores were all named Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-Americans in 2015.
Five Pac-12 baseball teams have been ranked in the Preseason National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Poll, it was announced on Monday. OREGON STATE, UCLA, CALIFORNIA, OREGON and USC all cracked the top 18 at No. 5, No. 9, No. 10, No. 17 and No. 18, respectively.
Five Pac-12 baseball teams have been ranked in Baseball America's Preseason Poll, it was announced on Monday. OREGON STATE, CALIFORNIA, UCLA, OREGON and USC all cracked the top 16 at No. 5, No. 8, No. 10, No. 14 and No. 16, respectively.