HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Fountain Valley High School ... Played two varsity seasons at Fountain Valley ... Went 23-6 in his career, recording 60 strikeouts, 17 walks and a 2.6 ERA in 185 innings pitched ... Was named All-League first team, All-County second team and North-South Orange County All-Star as a senior ... Named team Pitcher of the Year as a sophomore.
PERSONAL: Given name is Montgomery James Plattner ... Born in Long Beach, Calif. ... Parents are Jennifer and Cory Plattner ... Siblings are Grace (16), Remy (12) and Olivia (6) ... Chose Pepperdine because of its great academics, great Christian atmosphere and great location.
FAVORITES: Ken Griffey Jr./Edgar Martinez (athlete); Seattle Mariners (team); The Power of One/Lefty Legacy (book); Star Wars (movie); Firefly (TV Show); Taylor Swift/Imagine Dragons (musical artist); Sushi (food); Hockey (sport other than baseball)