Oregon State’s Adley Rutschman named National Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball
Oregon State junior catcher and Sherwood, Ore. native Adley Rutschman continues raking up the hardware, as he has been named the National Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball.
Rutschman was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year earlier this week.
Oregon State catcher and Sherwood native Adley Rutschman has just been named the National Player of the Year by @CBNewspaper #GoBeavs | #CongratsAdley
— 102.9/750 The Game (@1029TheGame) May 30, 2019
Here’s the press release from Oregon State:
Rutschman Named Collegiate Baseball’s Player Of The Year
TUCSON, Ariz. – Oregon State junior catcher Adley Rutschman has been named Collegiate Baseball’s National Player of the Year, the publication announced on Thursday.
Thursday’s announcement by Collegiate Baseball adds to a busy week for the Sherwood, Ore., native. He was named the Pac-12 Conference’s Player of the Year and Co-Defensive Player of the Year. That was followed by the announcement that Rutschman was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Golden Spikes Award.
The junior enters NCAA Regional play leading the nation with a .580 on-base percentage and 73 walks, which also ranks fifth in a single-season in Pac-12 history. He’s fourth with a .419 batting average, is slugging at a .765 clip and has a career-best 17 home runs. His 57 runs batted in are three shy of moving into a tie for 10th in Oregon State single-season history.
Defensively, he has been as stellar, posting a .991 fielding percentage. Opposing teams have been successful on just 13-of-26 stolen-base attempts.
With the honor also comes the first All-American selection for Rutschman, who was named first team by Collegiate Baseball.