Oregon State will take its outstanding baseball program all over during the 2025 season. The Beavers announced on Friday they will go independent for one year after this upcoming season.

The collapse of the Pac-12 certainly had far-reaching football implications, but it also left a college baseball powerhouse without a home going forward. Oregon State has won three College World Series titles since 2006, including a three-game series win over Arkansas in 2018. Since 2005, the Beavs have made six CWS appearances.

“Given the history, prominence, and success of our baseball program as a national power, we are committed to building a national schedule that allows our student-athletes to compete with the best teams and at the highest level possible,” athletic director Scott Barnes said in a statement. “We are well on our way to creating this.”

Friday marked the deadline for Oregon State and Washington State to decide if their baseball programs would play in the WCC as affiliate members during the 2025 season. The WCC announced last December that both schools had agreed to join as affiliate members for a two-year period across 12 sports — including basketball and, in Oregon State’s case, softball.

But the Beavers are striking out on their own for baseball to give the program the best chance possible to get to Omaha.

“For the time being, we are putting together a schedule playing the best competition available and ensuring our chances of hosting in the postseason,” coach Mitch Canham said in a statement.

According to The Oregonian’s Joe Freeman, the schedule is likely to feature schools from the Big Ten, SEC, Big 12, and current Pac-12 teams. Many schools have been “receptive” in conversations with Oregon State officials, according to Daschel, but 2025 schedules for major conferences are still being put together, leaving the Beavs in a holding pattern.

According to Daschel, Oregon State is hoping to take advantage of the open weekends afforded to teams throughout conference play.

Oregon State went 41-20 last season and met LSU in the Baton Rouge Regional.