Ashlyn Montgomery

#10 Ashlyn Montgomery

Pos. P
Ht. 5-6
Yr. Sr.
Hometown Lebanon, Ind.
High School (Prev. School) Lebanon

2017: Took to the circle 28 times as a junior, making 18 starts ... went 6-6 on the season with one save and a 3.25 ERA ... ranked eighth in the Horizon League in both ERA and opponents' batting average (.277) ... opened season with five innings of one-hit shutout ball to earn win at North Carolina A&T Feb. 17 ... picked up another win the next day against UMBC, surrendering just two unearned runs in four innings ... gave up just one hit in three shutout innings versus Howard Feb. 19 ... season-opening stretch without giving up an earned run was snapped at 15.2 innings against Stony Brook Mar. 3, but still earned third win of year, going 6.2 innings and giving up just six hits while striking out a season-best seven batters ... put together one of the best performances of her career at #9 Alabama Mar. 8, going the distance and giving up just four hits and one run in a tough-luck 1-0 loss against the Crimson Tide ... through its first 22 games of the season leading into that contest, Alabama had hit .336 as a team and was averaging nearly six runs per game ... named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week Mar. 13 for her performance against the Crimson Tide and at that weekend's Leon Smith Classic ... allowed just two earned runs over four games Mar. 10-12 ... opened weekend by recording final four outs versus Belmont ... earned complete-game win over Eastern Illinois Mar. 12, giving up just one earned run ... closed weekend with a perfect appearance out of the bullpen versus Alabama State, registering the last five outs to pick up the save ... posted win in Horizon League opener at Northern Kentucky Mar. 24 with six strong innings, surrendering just two earned runs on six hits ... picked up key victory in final series of regular season against Wright State May 6, throwing a complete-game three-hitter and giving up just one run.

2016: Made 20 appearances in the circle for Valpo as a sophomore ... started three games ... finished the season 2-2 with a 6.07 ERA in 40.1 innings ... stood out within Horizon League play, finishing the league slate with a 2.15 ERA and a .227 batting average against in 26 innings of work ... made season debut in relief versus Illinois Feb. 12, giving up one run in 1.2 innings ... registered pair of outs against #10 Florida State Feb. 14 without giving up a run ... tossed 3.2 innings without giving up an earned run against Elon Mar. 5 ... started Horizon League play with three consecutive scoreless relief appearances: Apr. 5 versus Green Bay (1 IP), Apr. 12 at UIC (3 IP) and Apr. 13 at UIC (1 IP) ... came up huge for the Crusaders in first start in 77 days on May 1 against Oakland, throwing a complete-game four-hitter and surrendering just two runs in a 3-2 victory - one which proved vital to Valpo making the Horizon League Championship ... entered in relief for first time at the league tournament in eighth inning of title game versus Wright State May 14 with pair of runners on base ... induced back-to-back groundouts to get out of the inning unscathed and earned the win when Crusaders walked off in the bottom of the eighth.

2015: Saw action in 31 games in her first season as a Crusader, starting 15 times ... finished the year with a 6-9 record and one save with a 6.65 ERA in 100 innings of work ... surrendered just 28 walks in her 100 innings in the circle ... debuted with three innings of relief work Feb. 6 at Mercer ... earned first career win in start Feb. 7 against IPFW, going six innings and striking out a season-high six batters ... gave up just one unearned run on one hit in 3.1 innings of relief work Mar. 8 versus Omaha ... recorded win with complete-game effort against Albany Mar. 13, scattering 10 hits and striking out four ... win over the Great Danes started a stretch of four straight appearances with either a win or a save ... picked up save with three innings of work in Mar. 14 win over Niagara ... closed out spring break trip with five innings of three-run softball Mar. 15 versus Saint Peter's ... earned victory in Crusaders' first Horizon League win of the year with a complete-game performance against Green Bay Mar. 21, giving up just two runs ... earned another league win with a complete-game effort over Wright State Mar. 28 ... also picked up league victory over UIC Apr. 12, going all seven innings.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Tigers ... a First Team All-State selection in 2014 as a senior ... finished her senior season 17-0 with a 1.57 ERA in the circle, and hit .468 with 38 runs scored and 30 RBIs at the plate ... team went undefeated as a senior up through semi-state ... earned First Team All-Conference honors in each of her four years ... member of Indiana All-Star team ... helped lead squad to four conference titles and four sectional championships ... Tigers won regionals and advanced to semi-state in each of her final three seasons, appearing in semi-state final in 2012 ... was the winning pitching for all sectional, regional and semi-state games over her four-year career ... played travel ball for Indy Dreams, which qualified for PGF and ASA nationals every year and placed top-25 at ASA nationals ... also earned two letters in volleyball.

Personal: Ashlyn is the daughter of Tony and Jessica Montgomery ... major is communication with a business minor.