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Amid controversy, Lissman powers Oregon State's offense

Originally Published: June 16, 2007
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

OMAHA, Neb. -- It was a nervous night for Oregon State, and Mike Lissman bounced up and down and leaned against the dugout rail.

Some wondered if Lissman should have been in Omaha at all.

Lissman hit a first-inning home run that helped the Beavers beat Cal State Fullerton 3-2 on Saturday night at the College World Series, one month after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft for taking nearly $8,000 from an 85-year-old relative.

Lissman was never suspended from the team, and was ...

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