The highlight package on this page provided by the Pac-12 shows you Adley Rutschman's two homers in Sunday's 9-7 loss to UCLA. But the announcer neglect to mention the first homer was over the batter's eye in center field and it went about 450 feet. For the first time in his college career Adley gets to be Pac-12 player of the week! Here is the official release:
SAN FRANCISCO –Oregon State junior catcher Adley Rutschman has been named the Pac-12 Player of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday.
Rutschman hit safely in all four games for the Beavers last week as Oregon State went 2-2 versus Oregon and UCLA. A junior majoring in finance, he was 8-for-13 (.615) with two home runs, nine runs batted in and five walks. His on-base percentage over the four games was .722 (13-for-18).
Rutschman capped the week by tying his career-best with four hits in the finale versus UCLA. He homered twice and drove in four runs.
The Sherwood, Ore., native was 1-for-2 with two RBI in the Beavers’ win over Oregon Tuesday, walking twice. He went 1-for-3 in the opener at UCLA, then was 2-for-3 with three RBI in Saturday’s come-from-behind win over the Bruins. One of his two hits that game was a two-run single in Oregon State’s four-run ninth.
He has played in and started all 18 games for Oregon State this season and leads the team with a .456 batting average. Rutschman also paces the club with eight home runs – one shy of his total from all of 2018 – and 23 RBI in addition to 26 walks. He has an .895 slugging percentage and .619 on-base percentage, which ranks second nationally.
The honor is the first of Rutschman’s career and the 75thall-time for an Oregon State player since the then-Pac-10 awards began in 1986.
Oregon State returns home for a three-game series with California that begins Friday night at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m. PT.
Oregon State announced on Tuesday that Saturday’s game versus California will be a 5:35 p.m. start. The game was moved after it was learned that the Oregon State women’s basketball team will play Boise State in the NCAA Tournament Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Sunday’s series finale remains a 2:05 p.m. first pitch.