Thursday's local roundup: Former Bruton pitcher Montgomery reaches MLB Fall League Rising Stars game

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Montgomery in fall stars game
Baseball: Former Bruton High pitcher Mark Montgomery, who is in the New York Yankees’ organization, will appear in the MLB Fall League Rising Stars game at 8 p.m. Saturday on MLB Network.

In the Arizona Fall League, Montgomery has allowed one earned run on two hits and struck out 15 with a save and two holds for the Scottsdale Scorpions.

Before being drafted by the Yankees, Montgomery also pitched for Williamsburg Post 39, Longwood University and the Peninsula Pilots.

Pro football:

Marcus Hyde, a former William and Mary standout defensive lineman, signed with the Arena Football League’s Pittsburgh Power.

He drew the Power’s attention during a tryout with the rival Philadelphia Soul. The AFL begins play in early March.

Tennis:

Defending champion and former Old Dominion standout Izak van der Merwe advanced to the $75,000 Charlottesville Challenger quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over young American star Jack Sock on Boar’s Head Sports Club’s indoor hard courts.

Somdev Devvarman, a two-time NCAA champion from U.Va., is taking promising steps as he climbs his way back up from his current spot at No. 733 in the world. He overcame Japan's Taro Daniel 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 to reach the quarters.

Denis Kudla, who grew up in Northern Virginia, beat Switzerland’s Michael Lammer 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. Former Tennessee star J.P. Smith ousted No. 6 seed Bobby Reynolds of the World Team Tennis champion Washington Kastles 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-3).

In doubles, former U.Va. lefty Treat Huey, who grew up in Alexandria, joined Reynolds to beat Christian Harrison and former Cavalier Drew Courtney, a wild-card tandem, 6-1, 6-3.

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