Barney played for the Beavers from 2005-07
Jenkins played for Oregon State from 2004-05
The Beavers had seven players play for the league prior to 2012
Nate Yeskie has been with the Beavers the past four seasons
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Yeskie's staff finished the 2012 campaign with a 3.48 earned run average and his pitchers combined to throw 29 quality starts.
He mentored Jace Fry to multiple Freshman All-America honors and helped Dan Child to a 6-4 record and Team USA berth a year after finishing with just five innings of relief.
The Oregon State staff has recorded a sub-4.00 ERA in three of Yeskie's seasons while combining for 16 complete games, 18 shutouts and 60 saves in 70 attempts since he began his stint at OSU prior to the 2009 season.
The Oregon State staff finished the 2011 season with a team ERA of 3.14 in 2011, which was the lowest since 2005 and the second-lowest since 1979.
Yeskie's staff included Sam Gaviglio, who won 12 games and was named an All-American and at one point was a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award, as well as Tony Bryant, who saved 12 games. Josh Osich threw the program's first complete-game no-hitter since 1947 when the Beavers defeated UCLA, 2-0, on April 30.
Yeskie served as the pitching coach at his alma mater, UNLV, from 2005 to 2007. During his tenure with the Runnin' Rebels, Yeskie mentored eight players who earned either an All-Conference or All-Tournament Team selection. In 2005, Yeskie's staff helped enable UNLV to win the Mountain West Conference regular season, the MWC Tournament and earn a berth to the Tempe Regional.
Eight UNLV pitchers who were tutored by Yeskie in his three seasons were been selected by Major League Baseball clubs, while another signed as an undrafted free agent.
Prior to returning to UNLV as a coach, Yeskie spent five seasons in the Minnesota Twins Minor League system, reaching as high as Double-A New Britain. He finished with a 27-24 record and 4.91 earned run average over the five seasons. Yeskie went 11-7 with Fort Wayne of the Midwest League in 1997, recording 111 strikeouts in 165 1/3 innings of work.
In 2000, his last season, the La Crosse, Wis., native went 4-1 in 21 appearances.
In the 1999 offseason, Yeskie played for the Grand Canyon Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, a league often reserved for the top professional prospects.
During his time in professional baseball, Yeskie worked with former Detroit Tigers pitching coach and current Kansas City Minor League Pitching Coordinator Rick Knapp as well as MLB veterans Bert Blyleven, Mel Stottlemyre, Jr., and former pitching coach Billy Connors, who once held the position of Director of Player Personnel with the New York Yankees.
Yeskie came to the Twins organization after being drafted in the ninth round of the 1996 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Minnesota selected the right-hander after he finished his UNLV career with a 22-12 mark, including 16 complete games.
In 1994, 1995 and 1996, Yeskie was invited to five Team USA Olympic Trial appearances. He was also rated as the sixth-best MLB Draft prospect entering his junior year at UNLV.
A three-year letterwinner, his 147 strikeouts in 1995 still stand as UNLV's single-season record. The mark was also fifth-best nationally that season, and coupled with his nine complete games - which led the Big West Conference - earned him First-Team All-Big West and First-Team All-Region honors.
Yeskie was drafted in the sixth round of the 1993 draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers after a stellar high school career at Carson High, one that saw him set a number of school records. En route to earning first-team All-America honors in 1993, he finished with a 12-0 record and a school record for strikeouts in a season (158) and strikeouts in a game (20).
Yeskie married the former Brittney Belshe, a former Oregon State volleyball player, in January 2012. The couple resides in Corvallis.