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Adley Rutschman wins Golden Spikes Award

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Big day for Oregon State catchers!

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Adle Rutschman has been awarded the most prestigous award in college baseball, the Golden Spikes award.

It just the latest award for Rutschman in a career worthy of every award he’s been given. In addition to the Golden Spikes award he’s been named:

  • College Baseball Player of the Year by D1Baseball.com, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game.
  • 2018 College World Series Most Outstanding Player.
  • Co-Defensive Pac-12 Player of the Year
  • ABCA First-Team All-America
  • Baseball America First-Team All-America
  • Perfect Game First-Team All-America
  • NCBWA First-Team All-America
  • Collegiate Baseball Third-Team All-America
  • All-Pac-12 First Team
  • Pac-12 All-Defensive Team
  • Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention
  • Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalist
  • Johnny Bench Award Semifinalist
  • Corvallis Regional All-Tournament Team

Rutschman was also selected first overall in the 2019 MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles. He became the first Beaver to be drafted first overall, surpassing the likes of Michael Conforto and Nick Madrigal as the highest drafted player in program history.

During his junior season in Corvallis he hit .411/.575/.751 with 17 home runs, 76 walks and 38 strikeouts. He leads the nation in on-base percentage and walks. He’s fifth in batting average and sixth in slugging percentage. He also averaged the most walks per game by any player (1.33) since 1998.

Rutschman also left his mark on the Oregon State record book. He set the program’s career walks record (156), ranks second in RBI (174), third in runs (151) and is in the top 10 of nearly every major offensive category.