When Marty Costes left Maryland baseball last year, his departure left a void in the Terps lineup. His brother, Maxwell, has filled the void so far, and won Big Ten Player and Freshman of the Week for his stellar performance over the weekend.
Maxwell Costes of @TerpsBaseball is the #B1GBaseball Player and Freshman of the Week after recording six RBI on four hits and scoring a pair of runs while batting .444 on the week to lead the #Terps to a series sweep of Maine pic.twitter.com/g3APTwXw0X— Big Ten Baseball (@B1Gbaseball) February 25, 2019
In Maryland’s three-game sweep of Maine, the younger Costes went 4-for-9 with three doubles and six runs batted in. The final two games in the series were the first multi-hit games in his young career, and his four RBIs on Sunday got the Terps on the board and provided key insurance runs late in the game. The last freshman to have four RBIs in a game was his brother in 2016.
Maxwell has reached base in every game to start his Maryland career, and leads the Terps in batting average (.350), hits (7) and RBIs (7) and is tied with Taylor Wright for the team lead in doubles (3).
Costes is the first Maryland player to win Big Ten Player of the Week since Will Watson on May 14, 2018, and the first Terp to win Big Ten Freshman of the Week since Tyler Blohm on March 20, 2017. Maryland is back in action today at VCU, with the first pitch scheduled for 3 p.m. ET.
In other news
Maryland women’s basketball used a second-half surge to avoid the upset at Purdue and win a share of the Big Ten regular-season title. It’s the Terps’ fourth regular-season title in five years in the conference.
#TFW you clinch your fourth #B1G title in five years pic.twitter.com/tCxE85njyw— Maryland Women’s Basketball (@umdwbb) February 26, 2019
After her sensational performance against Minnesota, Kaila Charles was named Big Ten Player of the Week for the first time this season.
All of Maryland men’s basketball’s 2019 signees have won high school city titles this winter.
As for the current Terps, they moved up seven spots to No. 17 in this week’s AP Poll.
I have them as a No. 5 seed playing in Hartford in my latest bracket. (Note: Yes, I made a mistake since Syracuse and NC State can’t play each other in the first round. The matchups would change to Syracuse-Wofford and Texas-NC State.)
Here's my latest bracket after this week. No writeup, but Maryland has moved up to a No. 5 seed and would play in Hartford the first weekend. Thanks to Plexkits for the template, and my apologies on the small print. pic.twitter.com/nr38dZb1dH— Justin Fitzgerald (@jfitzgerald52) February 25, 2019
Here are some highlights from Maryland baseball’s sweep of Maine.
How SWEEP it is!— Maryland Baseball (@TerpsBaseball) February 25, 2019
Just a perfect start at home. #DirtyTerps pic.twitter.com/LBXHg0j9Pd
Maryland men’s lacrosse is up to No. 2 in the most recent Inside Lacrosse Media and USILA Coaches Poll.
Terps on the rise— Maryland Lacrosse (@TerpsMLax) February 25, 2019
Up to No. 2 in the @Inside_Lacrosse media poll and @USILA_Lax coaches poll this week. #BeTheBest pic.twitter.com/ckuYYRKCQh
Maryland women’s lacrosse’s epic, double overtime victory over North Carolina came in front of a record crowd.
THANK YOU to the best fans in the country!— Maryland Women's Lax (@MarylandWLax) February 25, 2019
Yesterday’s game was the highest attended single game regular season women’s lacrosse game at a campus site in @NCAALAX history! #FearTheTurtle pic.twitter.com/oP6idNbbPJ