Former Cane has impressive summer in New York
by Staff Report
Aug 22, 2013 | 1158 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cartersville native Colton Montgomery traded in the purple and gold of Cartersville three years ago, but has not stopped representing the Canes on the diamond.

Montgomery, a member of the Georgia College Bobcats baseball program, has had a very successful summer playing in the New York Collegiate Baseball League and may be primed for a breakout season as a redshirt junior in the spring.

The New York Collegiate Baseball League is a summer wood bat development league for professional baseball. Major League Baseball funds a small portion of the league’s annual budget. The league gives college players who have not yet signed a professional contract the opportunity to develop their skills at a higher level of play, gain experience with wood bats and be evaluated by scouts.

Teams play a 40-game regular season schedule with games beginning in June and ending in the last week in July.

Montgomery played for the Syracuse Salt Cats. He hit .310 with 23 runs, a pair of home runs and 25 driven in. His RBI total ranked just outside the league’s top 10.

As a redshirt sophomore and outfielder, Montgomery played in seven games and started one. He had four hits and a walk in eight at-bats, including a double, home run and three RBIs.