Familiar ETSU Arms to Bolster Staff
Four East Tennessee State arms, including two returners, will help bolster the Generals staff for the 2021 season. Those arms will be right-handed pitcher Brady Jones, right-handed pitcher and returner Joseph Acosta, left-handed pitcher Daulton Montagna and right-handed pitcher and returner Zach Kirby.
Brady Jones – Right-Handed Pitcher
A native of Woodstock, Georgia, the 6’2 208-pound junior came to East Tennessee State way of Georgia Southern where in two seasons he combined for a 3-6 record and 7 saves in 37 relief appearances. Brady finished the 2021 season with ETSU with a 1-0 record after making 9 appearances over 10.0 innings for the Bucs.
Joseph Acosta – Right-Handed Pitcher
A native of Vineland, New Jersey, the 6’2 185-pound junior returns to Waynesboro after a successful 2019 summer with the Generals. In the summer or 2019, Acosta made 5 appearances finishing with a .081 ERA with 17 strikeouts over 11 innings pitched. Acosta finished the 2021 season with ETSU with a 5.28 ERA while making 11 appearances, earning 2 saves over 15.1 innings and holding opponents to a .270 batting average.
Daulton Montagna – Left-Handed Pitcher
A native of Pennsville, New Jersey, the 5’9 175-pound junior comes to Waynesboro after leading the Bucs with 23 appearances while accruing 39.2 innings which ranked fourth on the team and first among the bullpen in most innings pitched during his freshman season in 2019. Upon completion of the 2021 season, Montagna made 10 appearances with 9.2 innings pitched while holding opponents to a .289 batting average.
Zach Kirby – Right-Handed Pitcher
A native of Upland, California, the 6’2 215-pound junior returns to the Generals after finishing his 2019 season in Waynesboro with a 3-2 record, 4.24 EA over 29.2 innings pitched and 29 strikeouts. Upon completion of the 2021 season, Kirby led the Bucs staff with a 1.95 ERA, 3-1 record with 14 appearances and 3 starts over 32.1 innings pitched, surrendering only 7 earned runs, striking out 28 and holding opponents to a .233 batting average.
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