| May 12, 2021
Torin Montgomery, the University of Missouri’s first baseman, certainly looks the part. The 6’-3”, 230 lb. sophomore with serious pop at the plate is everything you could want in a corner infielder. He has proven himself as a power threat in the middle of the order threat at every stop of his young but impressive career.
Montgomery is a 2019 graduate of Lake Washington High School located in Kirkland, just outside of Seattle. His play at Lake Washington caught the attention of scouts around the nation, including the Miami Marlins, who selected Montgomery in the 35th round of the 2019 MLB Draft.
Boise State University was his eventual landing spot, and made an immediate impact on the Broncos team. He made the most of his COVID-19-shortened 2020 collegiate campaign, starting 13 of Boise State’s 14 games and leading the team in homeruns. He finished the year tied for fourth in the conference in home runs (3) and fifth in slugging percentage (.615), earning himself first team 2020 All-Mountain West honors.
After 2020’s early finish, Montgomery transferred to the University of Missouri, where he has picked up right where he left off. He leads Mizzou in several offensive categories including home runs (5), RBI (28), and slugging percentage (.442). He had a standout game on April 3 against Texas A&M, where he was on base four times and blasted a three-run home run late in the game to give the Tigers much needed insurance en-route to a 7-3 victory.
Montgomery chose the Missouri over several schools, including Oregon, Mississippi State, and Arkansas--the current No. 1 ranked college baseball team in the nation.
From Washington to Idaho to Missouri, Montgomery has made significant impacts on each team he has played for, which is something that has to get fans of the Healdsburg Prune Packers excited. He’ll be calling California wine country his home this summer as he hopes to be a mainstay in the middle of their lineup and continue his mastery at the plate and clutch hitting. Follow along with the future Prune Packer here, and stay up to date on all things Packers at prunepackers.org.
Photo credit: Ben Ramirez / Mizzou Athletics
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