Former Oregon State coach Pat Casey waves to the crowd after his jersey retirement ceremony (Aaron Fitt)


Fitt: Casey’s Winning Culture Endures In Corvallis


CORVALLIS, Ore. — On the day Oregon State retired longtime coach Pat Casey’s No. 5 in an extended pregame ceremony, there was just no way the Beavers were going to lose. Not at home, in front of a Goss Stadium-record crowd of 4,026, against the rival Oregon Ducks. Not on the day the Beavers honored the man who turned Oregon State baseball into the unlikeliest of superpowers and created a special culture that has endured years into his retirement.

“That would have felt pretty sacrilegious, to be honest with you,” OSU star outfielder Jacob Melton said with a chuckle. “It[…]