CONWAY, SC Sophomore Mike Costanzo (Springfield, Pa./Archbishop Carroll) was recently named the Most Valuable Player of the Bethesda Big Train, a wood bat summer league team in the Clark Griffith League. Costanzo was a two-way threat for the Big Train in helping them to a 22-18 record.
Costanzo set Big Train season records with a .340 batting average and a 0.58 earned run average. He led Bethesda with 25 runs scored and 55 total bases hitting from the left side of the plate. Costanzo also had a 4-1 record on the mound, allowing just two runs in 31 innings. He struck out 30 while giving up only six walks.
Next summer, Costanzo will be playing in the Cape Cod League for the Hyannis Mets.
Costanzo was third in batting average at Coastal, hitting .318 with nine doubles, eight home runs and 43 runs-batted-in in 52 games. He also had a .509 slugging percentage in helping the Chanticleers to a 45-18 record, a Big South Conference tournament title and a third-straight berth in the NCAA Tournament.