LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Southwestern University’s Daniel Montgomery Jr. has been selected as a First Team preseason All-American it was announced by D3Baseball.com on Wednesday.
A senior third baseman from Boiling, Texas, Montgomery earns the recognition after earning D3Baseball.com Second Team All-America honors last season when he led the Pirates to an overall record of 24-19 – the program’s most wins since 2005. Last year’s All-American honor was the first for Southwestern since Will Cates earned Honorable Mention in 2015. In addition to being an All-American, Montgomery Jr. was named to the D3Baseball.com first team All-Region, ABCA second team All-Region, and first team All-SCAC.
Last year Montgomery Jr. was among the SCAC leaders in every major offensive category, finishing first in runs scored (48), triples (four), and home runs (nine); second in doubles (15), total bases (110), on base percentage (.485), and slugging percentage (.667); third in hits (60), and RBIs (45); and fourth in batting average (.364).
Montgomery Jr. and the rest of the Pirates will kick off their season February 14th at home against Sul Ross State.
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