Brian Montalbo
Brian Montalbo

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Anchorage, AK

High School:
Dimond

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 225

Position:
Pitcher

Birthdate:
11/22/1981

Experience:
2V

Bats/Throws:
Switch/Right

A talented right-hander slated to be one of the Bears' top starters and a key to Cal's success?is a power pitcher, throwing in the low 90s with a fastball, slider and change-up?an impressive athlete selected in the fourth round by the Atlanta Braves in the June 2000 Major League Amateur Draft?AS A SOPHOMORE (2002): Was 3-5 with a 5.05 ERA and had 44 strikeouts in 57.0 innings?lost Mar. 29 at USC (6.0 innings, eight hits, six earned runs, one walk) but had a career-high seven strikeouts?won Mar. 23 at Washington State (7.0 innings, seven hits, three runs, one walk, four strikeouts)?got no decision Mar. 16 at UC Irvine (5.7 innings, seven hits, two runs, five walks, four strikeouts)?defeated then-No. 1 ranked Stanford Mar. 9, pitching a career-high 7.3 innings (five hits, one run, one walk, three strikeouts)?won Feb. 23 versus Boston College (6.0 innings, five hits, no runs, three walks, five strikeouts)?pitched well, but suffered the loss Feb. 9 versus Gonzaga (7.0 innings, five hits, one earned run, no walks, six strikeouts)?got no decision Feb. 2 at UNLV (5.0 innings, five hits, one run, two walks, three strikeouts)?AS A FRESHMAN (2001): Was 4-1 with a 4.38 ERA and had 47 strikeouts in 61.7 innings?was outstanding in a May 1 start at San Francisco, giving up one hit (bad hop single) in 6.0 innings with three walks and four strikeouts?won in relief Apr. 21 at Arizona (3.7 innings, six hits, three earned runs, two walks, one strikeout)?pitched well Apr. 13 versus USC (3.3 innings, one hit, no runs, one walk, two strikeouts)?earned win Mar. 13 versus Sacramento State (6.3 innings, four hits, no earned runs, five walks, career-high seven strikeouts)?pitched 6.0 innings Feb. 20 versus Saint Mary's (no decision, two hits, no earned runs, one walk, six strikeouts)...pitched 4.0 innings Feb. 13 at Pacific with one hit, one earned run, two walks and a career-high seven strikeouts?picked up win in first collegiate start Feb. 4 at Santa Clara (5.0 innings, six hits, no runs, two walks, three strikeouts)...was an honorable mention Freshman All-American in Collegiate Baseball?HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At Dimond High School was a first team all-state selection as a pitcher/shortstop and was named Gatorade Player of the Year for Alaska?was also named one of the nation's Top 100 high school prospects (No. 30) in Baseball America and set a state record with 16 home runs?lettered four years in baseball, basketball, three years in track and one year each in football, cross country and cross country skiing in high school?in the summer of 2000 played for the Anchorage American Legion team that captured the state title and advanced to the Northwest Regional in Yakima, WA?in the summer of 2001 pitched for the Anchorage Pilots in the Alaska League, going 3-2 with a 3.52 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 30.7 innings?undeclared major...father, Mel, played football and baseball at Utah State and professional football for the Oakland Raiders...parents are Mel and Sylve Montalbo...born November 22, 1981 in Soldotna, AK.

Montalbo's Career Statistics
YEAR	ERA	G	GS	CG	W	L	S	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO
2001	4.38	23	6	0	4	1	0	61.7	65	41	30	37	47
2002	5.05	11	10	0	3	5	0	57.0	65	36	32	23	44
Total	4.70	34	16	0	7	6	0	118.7	130	77	62	60	91

Career vs. the Pac-10 G W L S PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB HR ERA vs. Arizona 1 1 0 0 1.000 3.7 6 4 3 2 1 0 0 7.30 vs. ASU 2 0 0 0 .000 3.0 3 2 2 4 3 0 0 6.00 vs. Stanford 1 0 0 0 .000 0.3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 30.00 vs. UCLA 3 0 1 0 .000 3.3 11 9 8 4 2 1 2 21.82 vs. USC 2 0 1 0 .000 9.3 9 7 6 2 9 0 1 5.81 vs. WSU 2 1 0 0 1.000 7.7 7 4 3 2 4 0 0 3.51

Career Bests Most Strikeouts: 7, three times, last time Mar. 29, 2002 at USC Most Innings Pitched: 7.3, Mar. 9, 2002 vs. Stanford Longest Winning Streak: 4, Feb. 4-May 1, 2001 Longest Losing Streak: Two, three times, last time Mar. 29, 2002-

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