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Marty Costes' diamond development a key for Maryland entering NCAA baseball tourney

Marty Costes' diamond development a key for Maryland entering NCAA baseball tourney

On a Monday in late April two years ago, Maryland baseball assistant coach Rob Vaughn drove up to John Carroll for a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference game. Marty Costes was playing for Archbishop Curley, and Vaughn wanted to check in on the Terps recruit. The game went about as poorly, and well, as he could have imagined.

The bad: The Friars lost, 16-6. The good: not because of Costes. In his first at-bat, the senior hit a home run. In his second at-bat, another home run. Then he hit a double. Then, with two outs and the bases loaded, he belted a ball that would have cleared the fences again if not for...

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