Maryland Baseball: Two Terps win Cape Cod League title

The Maryland baseball team is coming off a successful season that resulted in an NCAA Tournament appearance.

On Sunday, second baseman Nick Dunn and outfielder Marty Costes helped lead the Brewster Whitecaps to a 2-0 win over the Bourne Braves to clinch the Cape Cod Baseball League championship. Dunn was also named playoff co-MVP along with Arizona State’s Hunter Bishop.

Dunn went one-for-three in Sunday’s game, which brought his final average to .306 for the summer. According to Scott Dudinskie of the Sunbury (Pa.) Daily Item, Dunn registered 11 hits in nine postseason games for the Whitecaps.

Dunn ended up hitting over .300 for the second consecutive summer in the Cape Cod League. The Pennsylvania native hit .311 to go along with a home run and 25 RBIs in 2016 with Brewster.

In Brewster’s Game 3 victory, Costes failed to record a hit, but did knock in one of the team’s two runs courtesy of a sacrifice fly in the third inning. Costes ended the summer by hitting .265 for the Whitecaps.

Both Dunn and Costes are coming off very productive seasons with the Terrapins as well.

Costes finished third on the team in hitting as he produced a .322 average to go along with a team-high 13 home runs and 46 RBIs. He was selected in the 25th Round by the Houston Astros in June’s MLB Draft.

On the other hand, Dunn hit .261 with five home runs and 32 RBIs. His 13 doubles ranked second on the team behind Zach Jancarski (17).

Both will definitely be a huge part of any success that Maryland has during the 2018 season.