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Player Profile: Senior baseball player

Senior communications major and a Mantua, N.J., native John Montague has been a major contributer to the Eastern Eagles baseball for the last four years. His hard work in the weight room and at practice has shown itself in his fast bat and solid defense behind the plate. Last year he batted in 21 RBI’s and had a fielding percentage of .931 for the Eastern baseball team. John’s life is baseball.

John would be the first to admit he is obsessed with baseball. It’s the sport he played while growing up. “I’ve been a catcher since I was 12 years old,” John said.

John wants to treasure his senior year knowing it may be the last time he plays on an organized team.

While most would think being the leader on the field is scary, John enjoys every minute of controlling a pitching staff. “It’s a big responsibility,” John said. “I like it because it keeps me in every play.”

John is really pleased with the surge of the Eagles lately. He believes a playoff run is near. “Our team goal is to make the playoffs,” John said. “I feel like we can do it if we all stick together. Hours of practicing, lifting and running are starting to pay off for us.”

It also isn’t a surprise that John can spend hours watching baseball on television.”The Phillies are my favorite team and always will be,” John said. “I grew up on them. It’s bound to happen one year that they win a championship.”

Other then baseball, music and family are also a big part of his life. “I play guitar but not as much as I used to because of free time,” he said. “I like to hang out with friends and family when I go back home.”

After graduation John has an idea of what he would like to do. “I would like to work for radio or television,” John said. “I always wanted to be a film director.”

One thing that will never fade from John’s life is his love for baseball.

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