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Ex-Southridge baseball star Colson Montgomery thriving during first season in minor leagues

14 Sports catches up with top prospect for Chicago White Sox
Ex-Southridge baseball star Colson Montgomery thriving during first season in minor leagues
Published: Jun. 19, 2022 at 11:21 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 22, 2022 at 11:12 PM CDT
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (WFIE) - Former Southridge baseball player Colson Montgomery has been proving all season why he was worthy of a first-round selection in the 2021 MLB Draft.

The Holland native is tearing it up for the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers, the Single-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.

Montgomery is currently in the midst of an impressive on-base streak of 31 consecutive games.

For the season, Montgomery is hitting .327 with four home runs, 24 RBI and 12 doubles.

He’s played every game so far this year with the Cannon Ballers, and the White Sox brass must certainly be thrilled with his development up to this point.

Now one year into his professional career, Montgomery says he’s getting used to the pace of it all.

“Just the speed of everything,” Montgomery said. “Especially the guys on the other team. They’re fast, they get down the line quick, and also the pitching’s a lot better. Coming in every day prepared, willing to work hard especially with all these guys here, it’s fun to hang out with them – I just try to have fun with it all. Wherever they want me to play is where I’ll play. I guess I’m a utility guy, I can be a utility guy, I use my athleticism anywhere, but I’d really like to stay at short because I’ve been playing shortstop my whole life, and that’s where I feel most comfortable.”

At only 20 years old, Montgomery is the top prospect in the White Sox organization.

14 Sports will continue to follow his progress as his season and career move along.

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