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Mike Monterey
Mike Monterey

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Livonia, Mich.

High School:
Catholic Central

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 225

Position:
RHP

Experience:
3L

B/T:
R/R


Scouting Monterey: Big, physical right-handed pitcher with a heavy fastball...used mostly as the closer in 2006 and 2007...will likely earn time as a starter in 2007.

2007: Academic All-Big Ten honoree...made 18 appearances out of the bullpen, recording eight saves - third most in MSU history - to go with a 2-2 record...fashioned a 5.33 ERA over 27.0 innings...struck out 13...pitched 3.1 frames and struck out two against Auburn (2/24)...made lone start of the season at Stetson, working 4.0 innings in a no-decision effort (3/7)...picked up first save of the season at South Florida (3/10)...his effort at South Florida was the first of seven consecutive scoreless appearances, a span of 8.1 innings...pitched three shutout innings and was credited with a win at Oklahoma (3/16)...worked a scoreless frame to pick up a save in MSU's home opener versus Concordia (3/24)...picked up a save at Bowling Green (3/28)...fanned a pair in a scoreless inning of work at Indiana (4/1)...recorded a save versus Purdue (4/8)...hurled a scoreless frame at Minnesota (4/22)...earned two saves against Ohio State, working a shutout inning in the third and fourth games of the series (5/5-6)...notched final save of the season by pitching one scoreless inning against Northwestern (5/12)...pitched a scoreless ninth inning just before MSU rallied to win versus Northwestern (5/13)...worked 1.1 shutout innings over two appearances in the season's final weekend at Illinois (5/18-19).


2006: Academic All-Big Ten selection...steadily improved from his freshman season as he proved to be the team's most reliable reliever, leading the team in victories (7) and appearances (22)...his 22 appearances, all in relief, tied for eighth most in the Big Ten and tied for 10th most in MSU single-season history...compiled a 7-5 record with a 4.70 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 38.1 innings pitched...pitched the final 1.2 innings in MSU's 8-2 win over Sacred Heart (3/5) to register his first win of the season...threw 3.1 innings of scoreless relief, scattering three hits with two strikeouts, to preserve the win over Ohio (3/18)...tossed two innings of relief in MSU's 10-inning win over Indiana to earn his third victory of the season (4/2)...hurled final 2.1 innings of scoreless relief to notch victory at Penn State (4/15)...tossed 1.1 innings to earn the win against Minnesota (4/22)...in 3.2 innings of work in the Minnesota series (4/21-23), he only allowed one run on one hit...picked up the win against Michigan at Oldsmobile Park (4/29)...struck out a career high four without allowing a run or a hit in season-high four innings of work at Michigan (4/30)...earned his seventh win of the season with 3.1 innings of scoreless relief vs. Illinois (5/20).

2005: Stepped to the mound in a relief role 16 times...pitched 22.0 innings on his way to a 4.91 ERA...allowed just one home run...threw a season-high 5.0 innings, stifling Toledo (3/10) by surrendering just one hit and striking two...did not allow a run, scattering three hits while fanning a season-high three batters in 3.1 innings of work at Western Illinois (3/27) while picking up his first career save...took on a starting role at first base for the last six games of the season...batted .364 in 22 at-bats, tallying eight hits, including a double...scored two runs and drove in one...in first doubleheader as a position player, hit 3-for-6 with a double vs. Penn State (5/14)...recorded a hit in five of the six games he stepped to the plate, recording multiple hits three times.

High School: A three-year letterwinner at Detroit Catholic Central High School...compiled an 8-1 pitching record with a 2.16 ERA as a senior...batted .390 with 40 RBI in senior season, while helping CCHS advance to the MHSAA Division I state semifinals...earned all-conference, all-region and all-district honors in 2004...served as team captain in baseball and hockey as a senior...also lettered in hockey for three years as a defenseman...helped lead CC to consecutive MHSAA Division I hockey state championship game appearances, winning the title in 2003 and finishing second in 2004...member of the National Honor Society...member of the Gabriel Richard Club...honor roll student.

Personal: Born Jan. 31, 1986 in Royal Oak, Mich...son of Vic and Patricia Monterey...physiology major...enjoys playing and watching hockey...lists father as his biggest baseball influence...favorite team is the New York Yankees...played on the 2006 Jayhawk League champion Hays Larks and was named to the all-league team...pitched for the Weatherford Wranglers in the Texas Collegiate League in the summer of 2007, posting a 1-1 record and 4.06 ERA over 37.2 innings pitched.

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