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MM 5.31: Six Maryland baseball athletes earn All-Big Ten honors

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

Photo courtesy of Maryland Athletics

Maryland baseball junior shortstop Benjamin Cowles, sophomore pitcher Ryan Ramsey and senior outfielder Chris Alleyne earned All-Big Ten Honors for the first time in their careers.

Cowles was named to the Big Ten First Team after averaging .302 behind the plate and scoring 17 home runs throughout the season. His runs lead the team and the Big Ten. He finished the year defensively with a .963 fielding percentage.

Alleyne and Ramsey were named to the Big Ten Second Team.

Alleyne maintained a .970 OPS along with a .306 batting average and eight home runs this season, second on the team behind Cowles. Alleyne finished the regular season with 22 stolen bases which leads the Big Ten. Ramsey finished the season with a 1.82 ERA and 5-1 record overall. He recorded 39 strikeouts over 29 and two-thirds innings.

Freshmen catcher Luke Shliger, infielder Matthew Shaw and pitcher Jason Savacool earned themselves spots on the All-Big Ten Freshmen team.

Shliger hit .218 and had 13 RBIs, Shaw led the Terps with his .335 average and 56 hits this season while Savacool had a 7-2 record through 72 innings pitched, a team-high.

In other news

No. 3 seed Maryland men’s lacrosse defeated No. 2 seed Duke on Saturday to advance to the National Championship.

The men’s lacrosse team is now set to face No. 4 seed Virginia Monday afternoon in the title game. Julian previewed the matchup.

After winning the series against Indiana with back-to-back wins in Saturday’s doubleheader, No. 25 Maryland baseball finished the regular season with a loss to the Hoosiers.

The long Maryland men’s lacrosse season has come down to one final game.

Maryland track and field’s Caleb Dean qualified for the NCAA Track and Field Championships.

Maryland field hockey announced on Friday that Julianna Tornetta will be joining the Terps next season.