Former Lancers pitcher Mark Montgomery continues to move his way swiftly up the New York Yankees system, this time from single-A Tampa to the AA Trenton Thunder of the Eastern League. Montgomery, who played for the Staten Island Yankees and Charleston RiverDogs in his first professional year, was having a phenomenal season for the Tampa Yankees. In June he was named to the Florida State League All-Star game and has posted a 4-1 record, 14 saves, and a 1.34 ERA thus far in 31 appearances in 2012.
For his career Montgomery his career Montgomery has tallied a 4-1 record with 29 saves and a 1.57 ERA. Trenton plays in the AA Eastern League and currently leads the Eastern division with a 57-39 mark. The team has not had a true closer this year, as they have had six different players earn saves. Trenton is also in the same league as the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Unfortunately, Montgomery will not have a homecoming this regular season because the Thunder have already traveled to Richmond early this May. However, as of right now the Thunder and Squirrels are both in position to make the Eastern League playoffs.
Good luck to Mark and his continue assent to the Major Leagues!