Maryland's Montville Suiting Up for Firebirds

by Dave B. in

University of Maryland outfielder Mike Montville will be playing for Orleans this summer. Montville is from Portsmouth, NH where his exploits earned him New Hampshire Gatorade Player of the Year honors after his junior and senior seasons.

A broken hand caused Montville to miss a month of his freshman season with the Terrapins. He started 26 games and appeared in 32 games overall. A 6'2", 200 lb. righthanded hitter, Montville batted just .211 but his 4 homeruns were second on the team.

Montville will be the first player from the Seacoast area of New Hampshire to play in the Cape League since Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Sam Fuld who starred for Hyannis in 2003.