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Oregon State outfielder Trevor Larnach, catcher Adley Rutschman and infielder Nick Madrigal were all honored by multiple publications Wednesday morning. 

Larnach was named a first-team All-American by Perfect Game, D1Baseball.com and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association while Rutschman (first team, D1Baseball.com; second team, Perfect Game; third team, NCBWA) and Madrigal (second team, NCBWA; third team Perfect Game) were also recognized. All three were voted first-team All-West Region by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

Senior left-hander Luke Heimlich, the two-time Pac-12 pitcher of the year, made the NCBWA's first team while reliever Jake Mulholland was a third-team selection. Additionally, pitcher Bryce Fehmel was an honorable mention All-American selection by Perfect Game. Shorstop Cadyn Grenier was a second-team pick by the ABCA and a third-team All-American in D1Baseball.com's list.

The Beavers have a school-record seven All-Americans this year, surpassing the 2006 and 2017 teams that featured four apiece. 

Larnach, a first-team all-Pac-12 selection, is batting .336 this spring with 14 doubles and 18 home runs. He has driven in 68 runs, which is second in the Pac-12 to Rutschman's 70. The total ranks third all-time at OSU in a single season. 

Rutschman, also an all-Pac-12 selection, is batting .386 entering Saturday's noon matchup with North Carolina at the College World Series. The sophomore's 70 RBIs — second only to Michael Conforto's 76 in 2012 — have come on the strength of 19 doubles, three triples and seven home runs.

Madrigal, who missed 26 games earlier this season with a broken left wrist, is batting .397 with seven doubles, four triples, three home runs and 32 RBIs while striking out just five times in 141 at-bats. Madrigal, the 2017 Pac-12 player and defensive player of the year, was selected to the all-Pac-12 team and the conference's all-defensive team this spring.

Fehmel is 10-1 on the year with a 2.87 earned run average in 103⅔ innings. The junior right-hander and all-Pac-12 selection has held opponents to a .228 batting average, striking out 60 to just 24 walks in 17 starts. 

Grenier, the 2018 Pac-12 defensive player of the year, has committed just six errors in 60 games this spring. Offensively, Grenier is batting .322 with 16 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 44 RBIs. He also earned all-Pac-12 honors. 

Heimlich (16-1, 2.32 earned-run average) leads Division I in victories entering the CWS. Opponents are batting just .211 against Heimlich, who has 151 strikeouts in 120⅓ innings.

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Mulholland (1-2, 2.37) has 15 saves this season, ranking second on OSU's single-season all-time list. He has held opponents to a .203 batting average in 38 innings. 

Heimlich wins national award 

Wednesday afternoon, Heimlich was named national pitcher of the year by the College Baseball Foundation.

Heimlich is the first pitcher in school history to earn the honor, following in the footsteps of 2017 recipient Steven Gingery (Texas Tech). Previous winners include Aaron Nola (2014, LSU), Trevor Bauer (2011, UCLA) and Stephen Strasburg (2009, San Diego State).

Since an April 13 victory at Missouri State, Heimlich has recorded 10 or more strikeouts in seven of nine starts. Over that stretch, he has fanned 94 in 68⅔ innings, allowing 44 hits and 12 earned runs for a 1.57 ERA.

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