Tomball, Texas — Rivals.com has recognized Tyler Costas, sophomore pitcher and outfielder for the Tomball Kings, as one of Texas high school baseball’s top right-handed pitchers for the class of 2024.
Philip Wilkins, head varsity coach for the Kings, credited Costas’s work ethic and competitive spirit for the Rivals listing.
“Since the first day of fall training his freshman year, Tyler has exemplified the type of effort and dedication that leads to a young man having college baseball as a future option,” said Wilkins.
As a starter during his freshman year, Costas went 5-0, with an ERA of 2.89. He complemented his performance on the mound with solid defensive work in the Kings outfield, according to Wilkins.
“Tyler has the physical gifts and determination to continue to excel over the remaining three seasons of his high school baseball career. He is also a gifted student and incredibly nice and humble young man,” Wilkins said. “He works hard in the off-season and shows great maturity in how he prepares and takes care of his body.”
Wilkins says that Costas also sets a positive example for teammates who share his aspirations of playing in college or professionally.
“We emphasize to all of our high school athletes the importance of developing options for their futures. Among these are playing ball at the next level,” Wilkins said. “We have a large group of freshmen coming into our high school program this spring who will be wise to observe how Tyler approaches the game and works to achieve his goals.”