He turned heads at last Summer's College World Series. You remember the two incredible diving catches from behind the plate by Adley Rutschman, The Sophomore from Sherwood H.S. has never looked back. He is having another outstanding season in Corvallis. His current stats heading into tomorrow's twinbill against Missouri State look like this
Batting Average- .383
Home Runs 3
R B I's 31
Now Rutschman has been selected to compete for the USA Collegiate National Team.
Below....the official release from Oregon State Athletics.
Oregon State sophomore catcher/infielder Adley Rutschman has accepted an invitation to compete for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.
“I am extremely humbled that I was even considered to be selected to play for Team USA,” Rutschman said. “It has always been a dream of mine to be able to represent my country.”
A native of Sherwood, Ore., he will join a long list of Oregon State players who have donned the red, white and blue, with Nick Madrigal and Cadyn Grenier most recently last season. He will be the 14th different Beaver to play for Team USA since 2005.
The Beavers have had at least one player compete for the Collegiate National Team every year since 2010.
Rutschman leads Oregon State with a .383 batting average, is second with 31 runs batted in and tied for second with 10 doubles. He’s also tallied two triples and three home runs, and had 19 walks to 16 strikeouts in 29 games while manning both catcher and first base.
About The Collegiate National Team
The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team will participate in three international friendship series in 2018, beginning with the 18th USA vs. Chinese Taipei International Friendship Series that will be held in North Carolina from June 28 – July 2. The U.S. will then compete in the 42nd USA vs. Japan Collegiate All-Star Series from July 3-9 in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina; and the 7th Annual USA vs. Cuba International Friendship Series in Cuba from July 13-18. Seven Collegiate National Team games will be streamed live on USABaseball.com, as well as Facebook Live and YouTube. For more information on USA Baseball and the Collegiate National Team, follow @USABaseball on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; and @USABaseballCNT on Twitter.
The Beavers And Team USAThe following is a list of Beavers who have played for Team USA:
Brian Barden (2008 Olympic Team; 2010 Pan Am Qualifying Team)
Darwin Barney (2006 Collegiate National Team)
Matt Boyd (2011 Collegiate National Team)
Dan Child (2012 Collegiate National Team)
Michael Conforto (2012 and 2013 Collegiate National Team)
Cadyn Grenier (2017 Collegiate National Team)
Kevin Gunderson (2005 Collegiate National Team)
KJ Harrison (2015 and 2016 Collegiate National Team)
Nick Madrigal (2017 Collegiate National Team)
Andrew Moore (2014 Collegiate National Team)
Jonah Nickerson (2005 Collegiate National Team)
Drew Rasmussen (2015 Collegiate National Team)Kevin Rhoderick (2008 Collegiate National Team
Next UpThe Beavers head back on the road for the third consecutive weekend when visiting Missouri State in a series that starts Friday with a doubleheader at Hammons Field in Springfield. Game one of the doubleheaderFriday is slated for a 9 a.m. PT (11 a.m. in Missouri) start. Game one only will air live on ESPNU.