Maryland baseball first baseman Maxwell Costes was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday after blasting a solo shot against William & Mary and powering a series win over Northwestern.

Costes earned the honor for the third time this season, hitting .412 and tallying eight RBI and two home runs in five games last week. His brother, Marty, earned conference freshman of the week accolades twice in 2016 with the Terps.

Against the Wildcats, Costes racked up five hits and seven RBI from the cleanup spot in an offense-laden three-game set — one Maryland claimed for its second straight conference series win.

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Riding a seven-game hit streak, Costes owns a team-best .287 batting average and ranks second on the squad with 30 RBI and six homers. In conference play, the Baltimore native has been even more effective, hitting at a .344 clip.

This week, the Terps will take a short intermission from Big Ten play, taking on James Madison and George Mason in midweek matchups before hosting Ohio State for a series beginning Friday.