TUCSON, Ariz. – Oregon State junior catcher Adley Rutschman has been named Collegiate Baseball’s National Player of the Year, the publication announced on Thursday, May 30.  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.

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