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MM 3.25: Freshman Pitcher Jason Savacool Named Freshman of the Week

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

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Maryland baseball freshman Pitcher Jason Savacool was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the second time this season on Wednesday.

Savacool pitched a complete game Sunday, allowing just five hits and one earned run, and no walks. He leads the Terps with a 3-0 record on the mound and a total of 23.2 innings pitched, including two complete games.

The right-handed powerhouse became the first freshman since 2015 to throw multiple complete games during their first season in a “power” conference. Savacool also becomes the only freshman out of eleven pitchers nationally to pitch two complete games this season.

After a close 6-5 loss to Penn State on Sunday, Maryland came out on top with a 7-1 win Monday. The Terps will take on Iowa and Ohio State next weekend in a series of four games starting Saturday, March 27th. Savacool will undoubtedly be a force to be reckoned with as the newcomer is high on Big Ten’s radar.

In other news

No. 2 seed Maryland women’s basketball ran past No. 7 seed Alabama, 100-64, to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.

Maryland volleyball struggled to be consistent Wednesday, falling to Rutgers, 3-1.

Maryland football shared some footage from the practice field as spring training sessions get underway.

Former Maryland defensive end Yannick Ngakoue is ready for a career-revamp in Las Vegas.

Maryland women’s basketball had a lot of fun in its NCAA Tournament win over Alabama.

Maryland men’s lacrosse showed off their lids featuring the Maryland state flag.

Maryland women’s lacrosse head coach Cathy Reese shared some of her thoughts on sophomore attacker Hannah Leubecker’s impressive start to the season.

Maryland softball announced its TV schedule through the rest of the season.