‘Iolani alum Donahue suspended on eve of College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. >> Oregon State, which can make a case for ranking among the greatest college baseball teams of all time, will have to take the next step toward its third national title since 2006 without two key players.

Luke Heimlich, Oregon State’s top pitcher, and starting left fielder Christian Donahue, an ‘Iolani alum, will be out of the tournament.

Heimlich did not pitch in super regionals after it was revealed last week that when he was a teenager he pleaded guilty to molesting a 6-year-old girl. He did not accompany the team to Omaha because he didn’t want to be a distraction.

Coach Pat Casey announced today that Donahue, a junior, was suspended for the entire CWS for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Donahue, an infielder/outfielder who played mostly left field, started 40 games for the Beavers this season and is batting .258 with 18 RBIs in 44 games (40 starts). He batted 3-for-7 and scored twice as Oregon State swept Vanderbilt in the Corvallis Super…

Original published: 2017-06-17 00:35:00 Read the full Hawaii News here

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