Blue Raiders ink Montgomery

Texas right-hander will join squad in the fall

July 25, 2008 · MT Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee head baseball coach Steve Peterson announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Nick Montgomery to a national letter-of-intent for the 2009 season.

The San Marcos, Texas native will join the Blue Raiders after playing for Ranger College in Ranger, Texas during the 2008 season. While with the Rangers, he appeared in 10 games posting a 2-1 record in 47 innings pitched.

Prior to attending Ranger College, Montgomery lettered one year at Lake Travis High School where he posted a record of 9-2 with 93 strikeouts as a senior. In 67 innings of work, Montgomery posted an ERA of .60.

Montgomery received First Team All-District honors as a junior and senior and All-Centex as a senior. Montgomery also played in the All-Central Texas Coaches Association All-Star game in 2007.

Montgomery was a three-year letterwinner at San Marcos High School before transferring to Lake Travis for his senior season.

This summer, Montgomery is playing for the Lake Erie Monarchs in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. In seven appearances with four starts Montgomery is 4-0 with a 3.58 ERA in 27.2 innings of work.

"We first heard of Nick pitching for the Lake Erie Monarchs so we sent one of our coaches to see him pitch. He came back impressed with what Nick was able to do successfully," head coach Steve Peterson said. "We feel like because he had only played his freshman year we have three years with him and he has the potential to consistently get hitters out on the Division I level. We are glad to have him and he will have an opportunity to pitch for the 2009 Blue Raiders."

In his last outing against the Grand Lake Mariners, Montgomery pitched eight scoreless innings while allowing just four hits and striking out eight.

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