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Oregon State has yet to reveal if Heimlich will join team in Omaha

In this March 4, 2017 photo, Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich delivers a pitch against UC Davis during an NCAA college baseball game in Corvallis, Ore. Heimlich, a standout pitcher for Oregon State’s top-ranked baseball team, pleaded guilty to a single count of molesting a 6-year-old girl when he was a teenager. Heimlich’s criminal history was reported by The Oregonian/OregonLive on Thursday, June 8, 2017. The newspaper says it learned about the 2012 conviction while doing a routine background check on Heimlich before running a profile on him. (Mark Ylen/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP)

CORVALLIS, Ore. – As Oregon State gets ready to leave for Omaha, Nebraska for the College World Series, all eyes remain on star pitcher Luke Heimlich after his past criminal record recently resurfaced.

It’s uncertain yet if Heimlich will make the trip to join his team.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported on Heimlich’s criminal history earlier this month. They revealed the 21-year-old left-handed pitcher was a registered sex offender who pleaded guilty to molesting a 6-year-old girl he knew when he was 15.

The incident appeared in Oregon court records after Heimlich failed to re-register as a sex offender in April.

Oregon State Baseball Head Coach Pat Casey said he’s praying for Heimlich, his family and especially the young girl involved in the incident. But Casey did not make a clear statement on whether or not Heimlich would make the trip to Omaha with the team.

The Beavers head to Omaha Thursday morning. They play Cal State Fullerton Saturday at 3 p.m.

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