On the same day that the Beavs’ get set to face Arkansas in game one of the College World Series final, USA Baseball announced their finalized roster for the 2018 collegiate national team that will compete internationally this summer.
Among that group was current Oregon State sophomore catcher and All-American Adley Rutschman. Rutschman was one of 24 players selected that will compete against Japan, Chinese Taipei, and Cuba in the coming weeks.
Of course, Rutschman and the Beavers still have unfinished business in Omaha, so the Sherwood, Oregon, native will make his way to USAB’s National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina after the conclusion of the finals.
It's time to play #ForGlory— USA Baseball (@USABaseball) June 25, 2018
The 2018 Collegiate National Team: https://t.co/z70WVehYwT pic.twitter.com/jsJ3q8fphY
For more on the USA Collegiate National Team and how you can watch them compete this summer, check out the official press release from USA Baseball here.
For more on Adley Rutschman and his big performances in Omaha so far, I highly recommend this piece from NCAA.com here.
Once a two-sport athlete for @BeaverAthletics, Adley Rutschman traded in a helmet and shoulder pads for a bat and catcher's mitt full-time this season.— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 25, 2018
Now, he's got the hottest @BeaverBaseball bat in Omaha: https://t.co/wzPBkfPA2N pic.twitter.com/7Df4zOUU5R