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Maryland baseball’s Maxwell Costes named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for 3rd time

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Maryland baseball first baseman/outfielder Maxwell Costes received his third Big Ten Freshman of the Week award of the season on Monday.

Costes recorded a hit in every game last week, including a big series at Northwestern, where he recorded five hits, four runs scored, seven RBIs, three walks and a home run. Overall, he had seven hits over Maryland’s five games, seven runs scored, eight RBIs, two home runs and five walks.

The Terps went 3-2 during the week, splitting their two midweek games and taking their away series in Evanston to improve to 18-17 on the season.

On the season, Costes leads the Terps with a .287/.419/.512 batting line, with 37 hits, six home runs, 30 RBI, 11 doubles and 66 total bases. With this award, Maxwell has now passed his brother Marty, who won two Freshman of the Week awards in his rookie season.

Maryland will play two midweek games this week, beginning on Tuesday at 4 p.m. against James Madison at home. The Terps will travel to George Mason on Wednesday to play the Patriots at 3 p.m. This weekend, Maryland will welcome Ohio State for a big conference series as the Terps are currently tied for sixth in the Big Ten with a 5-4 record.

In other news

Maryland basketball’s Bruno Fernando and Anthony Cowan Jr. have declared for the NBA Draft. Under the new rules, they have both hired agents, but still have the opportunity return to College Park.

Fernando and Cowan announced their decisions on Instagram.

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After its 16-13 comeback victory at Rutgers, Maryland men’s lacrosse has moved to No. 2 in the USLA and Inside Lacrosse polls.

Maryland women’s lacrosse assistant coach Lauri Kenis was inducted into Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame on Sunday night.

In other baseball news, former Terp Brandon Lowe has jumped out to a great start this season for the Tampa Bay Rays, currently hitting .302/.356/.585 after a stellar weekend against the Toronto Blue Jays, capped off by this upper-deck home run.