MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Just before high school ball, Montana DuRapau switched teams in his local organized baseball league for one reason — he wanted to pitch.
He got the chance one day to pitch against his former team, his first time on the mound. He took home a 1-0 victory.
That was the day he fell in love with pitching.
"Everyone was like, who's this Montana kid? He doesn't pitch," DuRapau recalled. "I got to face all my buddies who hadn't seen me pitch before. It was fun to beat them because they were always the best."