A very athletic pitcher with a high 80s to low 90s fastball ... has good arm-side life and a solid late slider with depth for his put-away pitch ... brings an excellent mound demeanor and competiveness to the pitching staff.
Appeared in 14 games (one start), posting an 0-1 mark and an 8.84 ERA with 10 strikeouts in 19.1 innings ... pitched a shutout inning in LSU's NCAA Regional win over Stony Brook (May 31), allowing one hit ... worked two scoreless innings in SEC Tournament versus Mississippi State (May 24), allowing one hit with one strikeout ... recorded a season-high three strikeouts in two innings of work versus Nicholls (March 20).
Prior to LSU
Ranked as the No. 62 right-handed pitching prospect in the nation, and ranked No. 13 among RHP in the state of Florida ... rated No. 44 by Baseball America among Top MLB Prospects in the state of Florida and rated No. 289 nationally ... named a 2018 Rawlings Perfect Game 1st Team All American in the state of Florida ... a 2018 Sun Sentinel All-County selection and a 2018 Miami Herald All-County selection ... recorded 46 strikeouts in 37 innings as a senior in 2018, posting a 2.27 ERA ... also batted .324 with four doubles, one triple, one homer and 12 RBI ... pitched his team to back-to-back district title wins in 2017 and 2016, marking the first district titles in Pompano Beach High School history.
Full name is Chase Anthony Costello ... parents are Vincent and Anissa Costello ... Vincent Costello played baseball at LSU as an outfielder in 1984 and 1985 ... has one older brother, Vinnie, and one younger sister, Gabriella ... cites the “great coaching staff, environment, school and tradition” as factors in his decision to attend LSU ... majoring in sport administration at LSU ... born April 13, 2000, in Pompano Beach, Fla.
Costello's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 2.0 five times; most recently vs. Mississippi State (5/24/19)
Strikeouts: 3 vs. Nicholls (3/20/19)
Hits Allowed: 6 vs. Florida (4/18/19)
Runs: 4 three times; most recently vs. Louisiana Tech (5/7/19)
Earned Runs: 4 twice; most recently vs. Florida (4/18/19)
Walks: 3 twice; most recently vs. UL-Lafayette (4/16/19)