THIS YEAR: A 2000 sophomore, Peres-Alston will try to contribute as an outfielder.
MIKE GILLESPIE SAYS: Tony is a candidate to see playing time in the outfield. He is a lefthanded hitter with great strength and has shown signs of power.
1999: Tony did not play baseball in 1999 while at USC.
1998: He spent his 1998 freshman season on the baseball team's support staff and redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Peres-Alston played two years of varsity ball at Rancho Buena Vista High in Vista, Calif. ... He hit a game-winning home run in the first round of the CIF playoffs to beat the top-seeded team ... He played with the North Valley Waves club team for one year.
PERSONAL: He is majoring in philosophy at USC and plans to attend law school ... His hobbies include lifting weights, football and soccer ... His favorite athlete is Jackie Robinson ... His birthdate is Dec. 26, 1978.