A familiar face appeared in Reser.
Adley Rutschman returned to Corvallis and was recognized for winning the 2019 Golden Spikes award. The Beaver faithful gave him an ovation at the end of the first quarter timeout in Oregon State's contest against the Washington Huskies on Friday night.
The award is given out annually to the best amateur baseball player in the nation. Not only did Rutschman win the award last season, but he also won the National Championship in 2018 and was selected first overall by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2019 MLB Draft.
At the recognition, Rutschman was surrounded by "family" --- his parents, friends, former teammates and his old coach Pat Casey.
Rutschman discussed the occasion.
It's an unbelievable feeling. I feel right at home...to have Beaver Nation recognize me. It's all I could ask for... I just feel extremely supported and extremely humbled to be a part of this.
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Adley Rutschman returns to Reser, the ovation is "all he can ask for" originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest