Baseball remains on the rise in Oregon, thanks to the huge strides made by the state’s two major-college programs. Oregon State is making its fifth regional appearance in the last six years, a run that also happens to include three straight trips to Omaha (2005-07) and back-to-back national titles in 2006 and ’07. Oregon has also made swift progress since the return of its baseball program last season, reaching regionals this year for the first time since 1964. It’s no surprise that those two programs dominate the state’s talent list. Most of the top high school and junior college players will probably head to four-year colleges rather than pro ball.
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