Montgomery signs pro contract with White Sox, throws out first pitch at Tuesday’s game

Baseball America and MaxPreps named Southridge graduate Colson Montgomery on the 2021 High...
Baseball America and MaxPreps named Southridge graduate Colson Montgomery on the 2021 High School Baseball All-America Team in recognition for his play during his senior season.(WFIE)
Published: Jul. 20, 2021 at 10:56 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Colson Montgomery has been on the ride of a lifetime, but it’s only just begun. The Southridge grad, and newest member of the Chicago White Sox, made it official Tuesday by signing his first professional contract.

It’s a minor league deal, with a signing bonus of just over $3 million - not bad for the 19-year old phenom from Holland, Indiana.

On Tuesday night, Montgomery’s amazing ride continued as he threw out the first pitch at the White Sox-Twins game.

When 14 Sports talked to Montgomery before he left for Chicago, he said he hadn’t pitched in a game since 8th grade, so he figured he might have some nerves doing it in front of thousands of White Sox fans.

We also asked Montgomery if he was starting to feel any pressure from being a first-round draft pick.

“No, I don’t really feel any pressure or anything, it’s just I have more of a sigh of relief from everything because it’s like now I know where I’m going, who I’m with, who I’m playing for, so now it’s just go out and play ball, you know, that’s just pretty much all I want to do,” Montgomery, the No. 22 overall pick by the White Sox said. “The most stressful and overwhelming part was just I didn’t know where I was going, so now that I know that, now I just got to go out and play and perform. I don’t have any pressure or anything. I’m just going to go out, have fun, and enjoy the game.”

On Wednesday, Montgomery will head south to Alabama, where he’ll participate in the White Sox mini-camp, before heading to Arizona,to play for the Chi-Sox in their fall rookie league.

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