THIS YEAR: Montrenes should be a key righthanded pitcher for the Trojans as a 2000 sophomore after an excellent freshman season ... He could start or be a long reliever ... He throws a fastball, curveball and change-up.
MIKE GILLESPIE SAYS: Pete has great potential and is in the running to see lots of innings, either as a starter or as an important reliever. He has an outstanding curveball and change-up.
1999: Montrenes saw the most time on the mound of USC's group of freshman pitchers in 1999 ... He went 2-0 with a 5.77 ERA and had 40 strikeouts in 39 innings ... He appeared in 24 games and started three ... His 21 relief appearances led the team ... He started and threw a season-best six scoreless innings against Cal State Los Angeles (March 9) in a victory, striking out a season-high five and giving up five hits and one walk ... His other win came against California (April 10) in relief, when he went 3 2/3 scoreless innings with four strikeouts.
HIGH SCHOOL: A highly acclaimed pitcher at Ocean View High in Huntington Beach, Calif., Montrenes earned 1998 All-CIF Southern Section Division IV, Orange County Register All-Orange County and All-League first team honors as a senior ... He also made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools team ... He threw a county-leading three no-hitters as a senior, and went 12-3 with 112 strikeouts and 18 walks in 90 innings ... His 1.01 ERA was the second-lowest in the county ... Ocean View won the CIF Division IV title ... Montrenes played for the Pony National Team in 1997 and appeared in the Connie Mack World Series with the Orange County Cardinals.
PERSONAL: Pete was a 35th-round pick of the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1998 professional draft ... He played for the Alaska Goldpanners in the summer of 1999 ... He is majoring in public policy and management at USC ... His father, Daniel, also attended USC ... Pete enjoys bodyboarding and fishing ... He lists his favorite player as Jaret Wright ... His birthdate is Jan. 23, 1980.