Three Beavers Taken In Draft
June 7, 2001
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State had three players selected in this year's Major League Baseball draft, which took place Tuesday and Wednesday. Senior pitcher Scott Nicholson, junior catcher Bryan Ingram and junior outfielder Josh Carter were all selected.
Nicholson (Longview, Wash./R.A. Long HS, Lower Columbia CC) was taken by the Colorado Rockies in the eighth round. Nicholson, a lefthander, had an 11-2 record and 3.68 earned run average this season.
Nicholson was a first-team All-Pacific-10 selection and has been named third team All-America on the Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball newspaper squad. Nicholson had been the 15th-round pick by the Texas Rangers in 2000, but opted to return to OSU for his senior season.
Ingram (Everett, Wash./Cascade HS) was taken by the Colorado Rockies in the 12th round. Ingram batted .301 with two homers and 28 RBIs this season and was a first team All-Pacific-10 selection.
Carter (Fallbrook, Calif./Fallbrook HS) was taken by the San Diego Padres in the 14th round. Carter batted .355 with six homers and 54 runs batted in this season and was honorable mention All-Pacific-10. He had been the 36th-round pick of the Atlanta Braves in 1998.
Since the MLB draft began in 1965, OSU has had 60 players drafted, including three first-round picks. Oregon State has had 16 players drafted in Pat Casey's seven years as head coach.