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MM 5.12: Maryland baseball’s Jason Savacool and Justin Vought earn Big Ten weekly honors

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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’s freshman pitcher Jason Savacool and senior catcher Justin Vought were named to the Big Ten Team of the Week.

This is Savacool’s third Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor after earning a conference-high sixth win of the season with a record of 6-1. Savacool’s two prior honors were after complete-game wins against Michigan State and Penn State.

Savacool has pitched beyond eight innings in three games this year and has pitched a Maryland-high 57.1 innings.

Vought went 4-for-5 at the plate against Illinois this Saturday, scoring a school record-tying three home runs and four RBIs. He led the way in a 12-4 Terps victory with three consecutive homers and an RBI to clinch his career-high fourth hit.

The Terps are set to take the field again for a three-game series against Purdue from May 14-16.

In Other News

Joe profiled Catie and Libby May ahead of Maryland women’s lacrosse’s tournament run.

Former Terp Zack Steffen became the first American to win a Premier League title as Manchester City locked up the league crown.

Maryland softball outfielder Jaeda Mcfarland earned her second Big Ten Honor.

Maryland men’s lacrosse recapped the Big Ten tournament ahead of the NCAA Tournament.

Maryland women’s lacrosse midfielder Grace Griffin and Maryland men’s lacrosse midfielder Roman Puglise were named Big Ten Medal of Honor recipients.

Maryland women’s golf will have to wait another day for the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional to begin.