2022 (Senior): Appeared in 11 games, all out of the bullpen ... Held a 5.59 ERA in 9.2 innings, going the season without a decision ... Struck out 11 batters while walking six ... Threw an inning+ in seven of his 11 appearances, working as a reliever to get out of jams ... Did not allow a run in seven of his 11 appearances, recording a season-high three strikeouts against Radford (4/26) in 1.1 innings of work ... ETSU's only reliever all season to appear in all three games of a weekend series (at Samford).
2021 (Junior): Made 10 appearances out of the bullpen in 2021, hosting a 5.59 ERA and a 0-2 record in 9.2 innings of work … Walked seven and struck out seven batters, allowing six earned runs and 11 hits … Picked up the loss at Clemson (3/2) after allowing three runs in 1.2 innings of work and at Radford (3/30) allowing three runs in 0.2 innings … Made eight shutout appearances, not allowing a run in any other outing.
2020 (Sophomore)*: Made five appearances out of the bullpen in 2020 … Held a 3.000 ERA with two runs allowed in six innings of work …Had two shutout performances (2/14, 2/21), struck out seven hitters, and allowed just two walks.
2019 (Freshman): Led the Bucs with 23 appearances as a true freshman, accruing 39.2 innings to rank fourth on the team and first among the bullpen in most innings pitched ... Finished the season with a 1-2 record, a 4.76 ERA, and two saves ... Made one start last season in a tight 4-2 loss vs. Virginia Tech ... Tossed a career-high 4.0 innings of relief against No. 1 Vanderbilt, striking out five with no walks and three runs allowed ... Picked up his first career win against Wagner on Feb. 24, holding Wagner off the scoreboard in 0.2 innings while ETSU took a one-run lead the next half inning for the 4-3 win ... Earned saves against Georgia State (March 9) and UNC Asheville (April 30).
Prior to ETSU: Starred as a left-handed pitcher at Pennsville Memorial High School in Pennsville, New Jersey — two years for head coach Matt O’Brien and his final two for head coach Matt Karr … Lettered four seasons as a pitcher and first baseman … Was part of the 2016 New Jersey Group 1 state championship and both the 2016 and 2018 South Jersey, Group 1 sectional title.
Personal: Born March 3, 2000 ... From Pennsville, N.J. … Son of Eugene and Stephanie Montagna … Majoring in Criminal Justice.
*2020 season was shortened due to COVID-19 pandemic