Charlie Montoyo is getting closer to a prediction being made by a friend and former teammate.
“He’ll be a major league manager one day,” said Ruston’s Steve Davison, who was a teammate of Montoyo’s on the Louisiana Tech University baseball squad in the mid-1980s.
Montoyo is on track to fulfilling those duties predicted by Davison.
A long-time and valuable member of the Tampa Bay Rays’ organization, Montoyo recently was one of the three finalists for the managerial position of the Seattle Mariners; former big league catcher Scott Servais was chosen for the role.
MIAMI, Fla. — Louisiana Tech University will compete in the West Division in its inaugural season in Conference USA, league officials announced during its winter meetings Wednesday.
The Bulldogs will be in a seven-member West Division along with North Texas, Rice, Tulane, Tulsa, Texas-El Paso and Texas-San Antonio. The East Division will include East Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Southern Miss and Alabama-Birmingham. Tech will host C-USA games against North Texas, Southern Miss, Tulane and Tulsa this fall while the Bulldogs will travel to FIU, Rice, UTEP and UTSA.
AT’Tori Shine (shooting ball) and the Grambling State Univeristy Tigers will take on Ball State University at 6 p.m. tonight in West Lafayette, Indiana. Grambling and Ball State both stand at 1-2 on the season.
Sideline talk for Kittens
Left: Grambling High School assistant coach Billy Norman (right) talks with senior quarterback Dlarryian Dean during a timeout in the Kittens’ 48-12 District 2-1A loss at Arcadia this past weekend.
Photo by DARRELL JAMES
Spearman has TD catch
Right: Cedar Creek High senior wide receiver Dylan Spearman (7) had a 54-yard touchdown pass reception during the Cougars’ 64-6 District 2-1A win over Monroe St. Frederick last weekend.