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Michael Conforto - Oregon State, Outfielder

Feb 7, 2014|

The preseason 1st team all-American joins Isaac and Suke to preview the Beavers 2014 season and discuss his nomination for the Bill Hayward Athlete of the Year Award at the Oregon Sports Awards.

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Turn our attention to the beaters. Oregon State outfielder this kid went just seven for sixteen in the conference series last year you know us quote this yesterday only -- game on the Pankisi. Says he's on the best towns that Oregon State baseball -- in the nineteen years in. Yet there's been some good ones have been some great ones first team all American he's originally from Redmond Washington I believe in hey listen the beavers are number two in the pre season College Baseball rankings -- talking about Michael can afford on our show for the first time what's up Michael. We'll. Go to worry. I'm not mentioned in below -- now. No I don't practice. Borders and obviously there's about sixteen inches of snow and it's. I don't know that could trust -- cancel afternoon and -- note from -- And try to get -- trying to actually appreciate. Well I you probably can't hear the stamina puts you on hold on we get a very bad connection there tigers on a and admit it's very CB radio -- that -- is not in Afghanistan only said he was in Corvallis. I don't know if I believe him so -- we'll see if we get that figured out that the funny he's -- from like Turkey sounded like. Get to that shot clock. It's -- and air support. Well. I thought I and you that it wouldn't go slumming it just knew it. Lamar Odom went well. I we've we want to and we've lost another I'm gonna say this -- push. Well what is bad for us Mario that we lost team initially that's true but I think we rallied on a daily Ramadan in a lot of 11 and one out that was does. The seventh inning comeback -- we won that thing you know the bottom of the ninth. Now this line we we don't know. We're gonna try and again and it's not. You know maybe will begin reschedule him when people are listening actually listening -- that would be it. But it seems like a nice guy you know he is he is a Butler -- is a five toolkit and you know you're gonna see him playing in the big leagues someday. Well it's been OK we're gonna tried again so I'm and we had done a bad connection there. Well I'm way better okay cool -- USC not standing for -- and I Simi Lar. I don't you -- -- friends. So now we're pretty excited and don't mop it also lets you guys yeah at school bully other. We did we played. Played much Croats. Cool. Marine little story. You'll probably be in the big leagues together Sunday. And well when you guys get to Omaha. -- I know that was disappoint me -- cultural series didn't do work out but. What you get there how different is it I mean isn't part on that stage to play your best is just so different there or or or was it just did just wasn't meant to be. It's it's that -- surreal you know we know what I've seen it before. As I expected it when I was younger and you know dispute there. It's you know the the magnitude of the stadium and everybody there at an all active -- up on around it. It's it's really. It's really. Typical to try and you know dumbed down a little bit what it really isn't just based fallen you know so that was difficult but. He knows it was it was there's phone experience from need to play on the big stage -- I'm queue up. To really dispute. You have children can do it dictated in. Which state got circumstances in armed you know on sat on that. And I think that that Chiquita. Prompted to do well be exploited -- to have 400. -- You know do you think. Well you guys are talented and I know yeah I mean being number two pre season you wanna get back they're not just get back there to win it. What separates -- now that you've been there in -- had a taste what separates just being good and talented from being a championship team. I think there's there's a lot of things -- and experiences that one of those things you know said it. The first game played in Omaha I was you know it like it settled a real good. A lot of it was spent a little bit more time to look around and taking in the sights and -- due to a different. Type game you'll still played well they're good I think people you know we're bringing back guys have been there have been in those big situations and just to have those guys that there understand you know what it takes to get. Give back -- it takes you know what kind of work undertake. On who brings along those young guys that haven't. Have been there you know those nutrients are guys that. And then -- can be important it is done we got a lot lot of new pieces. You know we got three freshmen their product you start -- So you know we need we need them grow fast and I think there. They're excited for you know they understand they're not threatening worse you know there's there's no there's classes on world -- baseball player so. You know we're on the same level that we expect a lot of problems so I think they're in a group delivers it. Now. Order -- kind of -- the underdog role and you know chip on your shoulder Corvallis but it. You guys couple national titles the -- there is becoming a normal thing. It can't really play the underdog role this point that does Justine have a championship swagger that. You look across the landscape and at other teams other sports that just -- when you were one of the top five teams in the country teams usually carry themselves and a different ways swagger with this team. But that we didn't we we we know we we see the rankings and you know some that we try to know we see it we. We try to keep that out of reminds you know we take from it get a big target on -- so. You know there's there's swagger we understand. You know -- that we have. But at the same time to get too caught up and all that stuff because you know peaceful. This cruel sport though -- -- -- -- beat anybody have a debate but yours is so out. Can't just. You know that those rankings. That you expected to win much on -- two yards so. You know case coach Kiki in both coaches do great job. Keep that you know down there -- -- you know we've we understand what we come from in the world. Road -- onto. -- a lot of sort of northwest you -- to -- when he does that. You know we take pride in being from you know around our area. You know play it. You know sound fundamental baseball. And not think that that's one that stepped out of our swagger we like to think that's what's so. -- kind of blue collar. Real competitive bid in scrappy team. I'm gonna play games I know play defense -- Knocked the ball around a little bit so I think that's kind of lower our swagger a little bit. You mentioned some of the target on your back when you go around the country to play the teams when you're in Omaha. Do you guys have that respect do you mean. You just have that reputation from other teams where you can tell that people are excited that the early state beavers are in town and and they're looking to take you down. Yet we you don't get that feeling you know we've -- content Leah. We constantly tend to get you know. And the number one pitcher on the eagle Trace in. You know people see it on on the schedule. And usually get out there for the games you know it's going to be a battle. We take pride in that meeting what we want we want to bet that he. Not so I remembered for example last year -- played well market cultures overall drastic yeah. No we didn't take it has -- leader -- -- someone that was really get at least we could do the challenge and -- wanted their art show we can do. And you go up they're being really good -- that we did here that would put up some different some some runs on the played good defense -- -- that was really cool experience recognized here. This is Michael comport -- Morgan State baseball now I know you're great football player to. Did you choose baseball over football did did the willingly chose based on football but did the physical hole and in concussion stuff way. In your decision on that. I did a little bit you know my my -- fiscal policy he he understood that told us that before -- -- on your body at. -- -- Being defensive player in almost out of had to put on a lot of weight. Maybe get a lot faster -- -- football and I know I didn't love football but it. It boatload going to be where I had my future in Syria and I think that the definitely just as physical pull. It definitely. They waited a lot. Decisions. -- you know -- still -- football a lot from this. No good. Competition the physical. Nature of this. It's much different from her base while obviously but. I think it would still take some some aspects of football some leaderships some. Mentality that have been put it in that debate all. Well baseball guys are also superstitions do you have any superstitions. -- you're out there. I can't do much except for. I. I have at -- smiley it's on the build my bat. I'd let you know something sharper. That are I don't know. I I get it in there somewhere and not always look at it for each pitch and I think the best. I told me. Can kind of get back to a happy place I guess excuse me keeps you call home. You know I don't -- going to be there so. It's kinda went -- acknowledge -- give back to. Take a deep breath slowed things down in I don't know it's something I've done for awhile. Two guys ticket Gordon stated it a couple of. -- very call. Posing is Michael comport -- Oregon State outfielder and beavers number two in the pre season that College Baseball rankings he will be up for the bill Hayward amateur athlete of the year award. At the organ sports awards which you were supposed to be Sunday -- -- whether they've been postponed. In -- to date commend Michael great talking man good luck this year okay. -- Do you.

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