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VSU's Costello doubles up in GSC honors

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By Robert Hydrick - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Valdosta State junior Matt Costello has been named the Gulf South Conference's eastern division player of the year.

Costello earned the award for his work at the plate and in the field.

He leads the nation in DII with a .494 batting average.

On the pitching mound, Matt Costello is 8-2 and has struck out 76 batters in 82 innings.

Costello also is a first team all-conference selection at pitcher and designated hitter.

VSU outfielders Brandon Decker and Blaine Wilson and pitcher Brandon Graves also make the first team.

Catcher Chase Blackwood and infielder Austin Smith were second team selections.

Valdosta State plays Ouachita Baptist Saturday night at 8:30 p.m.  in the GSC tournament in Millington, Tennessee.