Was a three-year letter winner, playing second base and shortstop ... Helped Venice High to back-to-back Class 7A state titles as a junior and senior ... Team finished his senior season ranked second in the nationby Baseball America, Perfect Game and Max Preps ... Team posted a 29-3 record during his senior season and a 73-17 mark over his three seasons ... Was a Rawlings Preseason Honorable Mention All-American ... Was named MVP of the 2013 Perfect Game Showdown .. Posted a .306 batting average as a senior ... Was a member of the National Honor Society as well as Mu Alpha Theta and the Spanish Honor Society ... He received the AP Scholar Award and President's Education Award ... Volunteered with Habitat for Humanity as well as the Venice Challenger Baseball League.
Full name is Colton Montgomery Lightner ... born on November 11, 1994, in Sarasota, Fla. ... son of Kristine and Jeff Lightner ... has one sister, Rachel (16) ... father played college football at Southeast Missouri State ... chose Stetson over Coastal Carolina and Rollins ... Business Administration major.