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Adley Rutschman Deservedly Named NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player

The Beavs’ catcher was phenomenal on the way to the program’s third national championship.

NCAA Baseball: College World Series-Arkansas vs Oregon State Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

The Oregon State Beavers just wrapped their third championship season. A (literally) huge reason for the Beavs’ push towards greatness was the performance of sophomore catcher Adley Rutschman.

For his efforts, Rutschman was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2018 College World Series.

Over the course of the College World Series, Rutschman totaled 17 hits (a new CWS record), 13 RBIs (second in CWS history), and on base percentage of .649 (the second highest in CWS history).

That’s not even taking into account all the plays he made behind home plate and the leadership he showed to help OSU control the pace of the games on their way to the title.

Here are a few of his highlights from the Beavs’ time in Omaha:

On top of likely being a top five (first overall?) pick in next year’s MLB Draft, we should probably start talking about Adley’s place among the all-time greats in all of Oregon State sports.

Personally, if Corvallis had a Mount Rushmore, I think Clutch Man here would be a lock for a spot.