baseball-d1 flag

Anthony Chiusano | NCAA.com | June 24, 2017

WATCH: OSU's Rutschman makes second diving play on bunt in CWS

Not many catchers are as quick on their feet as Oregon State freshman Adley Rutschman.

Rutschman showed off his quick reactions with his second diving catch on an attempted bunt in this College World Series. The latest came in the first inning of Saturday's elimination game against LSU with Cole Freeman attempting to sacrifice himself to move the runner on first over to second.

That web gem comes a week after he made a similar play in his CWS debut against Cal State Fullerton last Saturday. That one went for a double play in the Beavers' 6-5 comeback victory.

Who said catchers are slow?

Of course, Rutschman is no run of the mill backstop. The 6-2, 208-pound athletic specimen is also the placekicker on Oregon State's football team. And he's not afraid to take — or give — a hit. Just look at this tackling form when Oregon State baseball clinched a trip to Omaha.

Rutschman's defensive gems haven't only come with his glove, but also with his right hand. He's nailed all four attempted base stealers so far in the CWS.

Here are the college baseball programs with the most College World Series titles

Here's a look at the college baseball programs with multiple College World Series titles.
READ MORE

These teams lost their first game of the College World Series and still won the national championship

Here's why there's still hope for teams that lost their first game in the 2019 College World Series.
READ MORE

The 25 NCAA baseball champions who went undefeated in College World Series play

Nine schools have gone undefeated in Omaha en route to winning the College World Series since a format change in 1999. Here's the full group of 25 since the CWS started in 1947.
READ MORE
Division I
College World Series
June 15-26, 2019
TD Ameritrade Park | Omaha, NE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners