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OSU coach doesn't say if Heimlich will travel with team to Omaha

FILE--In this May 31, 2015, Oregon State's Luke Heimlich pitches to a Dallas Baptist batter during the third inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game in Dallas, Texas. 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. (AP Photo/Ralph Lauer, file)

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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