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Third-year member of the program and one of eight returning first-year varsity letterwinners from last year... missed the spring of 2006 following back surgery after receving a sub-varsity letter as a freshman in 2005… one of three returning pitchers to earn a first varsity letter last year, along with James Kukucka and Jake Slate…

COACH HOLOWATY: "Mike pitched in a role situation last year and hopefully he will give us some quality innings this year."

LAST YEAR: Started two of the seven games in which he appeared, combining with Shawn Gilblair on the team’s only shutout April 28 against visiting UMass Dartmouth… was not charged with a run in three of his outings… came out of the bullpen to pitch on scoreless inning in his debut in California… made his first start March 28 in the second home game of the year in a 4-3, 10 inning victory over Manhattanville…tossed a season-high six innings, giving up only two earned runs on four hits but did not figure in the decision… in that game, pitched five hitless innings after surrendering two runs on three hits in the first, and departed in a tie game after giving up a leadoff double in the seventh…

HIGH SCHOOL: Three year starter for the baseball team… named team MVP as a junior and defensive player of the year as a senior…participated in the senior all-star game in 2004…

PERSONAL: born Michael J. Montanari Dec. 9, 1985 (22)… major: Physical Education … career plans: teaching… parents: Joyce and Leonard…residence: Newington, CT…


Career Statistics Thru 2008


Favorite aspect of Eastern: Friends

Favorite subject: HPE 361

Your personal goal for the season: Make the playoff roster

Favorite aspect of your sport: Team bonding

Favorite sport to play other than your own: Basketball

Pre-game ritual: Eating a plaine bagel

What is your nickname?: Monty

Your most overused phrase:  "How you doin"

Biggest rival: Keene State

Most visited web site:

Your favorite music artist: Dave Matthews Band

Favorite restaurant: Elm Hill Pizza

Dream job: Professional baseball player

Favorite movie quote:"You up for this one, Maverick?" "Just a walk in the park Kizansky"

The best concert ever attended?: Rush

Most played song on Itunes?: "#27"- Dave Matthews Band

Last movie you’ve seen: License to Wed

Favorite actor/actress: Robert De Niro

Favorite professional team: Boston Red Sox

Most despised professional athlete: Barry Bonds

Favorite sport to watch on TV: Baseball

Favorite sports moment of all time: 2004 world series

In 10 years, I could see myself: Still playing baseball somewhere

In 10 years, I hope that I am not: Done playing baseball

If you won lotto, what would you do with the money?: Buy a new car and a house

Pet peeve: Talking during a movie

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?Venice, Italy

If you could change one thing in the world today what would it be?Eliminate war

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