COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The Maryland baseball team travels to William & Mary for a midweek contest with the Tribe Wednesday night at Plumeri Park. First pitch is set for 6:00 p.m.
Fans can watch the action live on William & Mary's live stream. The game can also be heard live on the Maryland Baseball Network.
LEADING IT OFF
• Maryland enters the week fresh off a three-game conference sweep of Penn State. The Terps outscored the Nittany Lions 25-6 over the course of the series and are now 15-1 at home this season.
• After stealing just 28 bases in 57 games last season, Maryland ranks sixth in the country with 72 stolen bases. The Terps also sit seventh in the country in stolen bases per game (2.06). Junior Zach Jancarski lead the team with 13 steals, while senior Madison Nickens (11), junior Will Watson (11) and sophomore AJ Lee (10) are all in double digits.
• Sophomore outfielder Marty Costes has emerged as one of the biggest offensive threats in the Big Ten this season. Costes is second in the conference in average (.369), fourth in slugging (.624), third in on-base percentage (.452), fourth in runs scored (32), first in hits (52), sixth in RBIs (31), third in triple (3) and fifth in home runs (8).
• Senior Brandon Gum sits on top of the Big Ten rankings with a .480 on-base percentange. That mark is propelled by Gum's .333 average (12th in conference) and his 23 walks (fourth in conference).
• The Terps have seven players with 17 or more walks this season - Brandon Gum (23), Zach Jancarski (20), Will Watson (19), Marty Costes (18), Nick Cieri (18), Madison Nickens (18) and Nick Dunn (17).
• Junior Zach Jancarski’s ability to set the table at the top of the lineup has been invaluable for the Terps this season. Jancarski is currently on an 14-game reached base streak and 10-game hitting streak. He is 12th in the conference in on-base percentage (.418) and leads the conference in runs scored (33).
• The 2017 season is head coach John Szefc’s fifth season in College Park. Szefc has led the Terps to four straight 30-win seasons and two NCAA Super Regional appearances, both program firsts. He became the fastest coach in Maryland history to win 150 games when the Terps topped Bryant in game one of a doubleheader on 3/12.
• The Terps topped the Big Ten preseason coaches poll while D1Baseball, Perfect Game and Baseball America named Maryland the Big Ten favorites for the 2017 season. It is the third straight year D1Baseball has tabbed the Terps its Big Ten preseason frontrunner.