Went 3-7 with a 6.36 ERA in 15 appearances (14 starts) ... Was third on the team in IP (63.2) and fifth in strikeouts (39) ... Did not issue a walk in his LSU start ... Won back-to-back starts for the first time in his career vs. Mississippi State and at Florida ... Allowed 36 ER in 42.0 IP of SEC play, but allowed only one ER in 5 IP vs. MSU and one ER in 5.1 IP at UF ... Moved to the Saturday starter for the Vanderbilt series after missing two consecutive starts with an injury ... Made one relief appearance on 3/11 vs. Birmingham Southern, tossing two scoreless innings ... Tied a career high for IP in a start with six in his 2/10 ND vs. Florida State ... Tossed a career-high six strikeouts in the game as well ... Had a three-pitch fifth-inning against the Seminoles ... Earned the win in his first starting effort of the season, allowing only one hit and 2 BB in 6.0 IP vs. VMI.
2005 Missed season due to injury.
SUMMER 2004 Played for Winchester of the Valley Baseball League ... Named to the All-Valley League team after posting an impressive 0.99 earned run average in 36.1 innings in 23 outings ... Was named Baseball America's top professional prospect from the Valley League ... Posted a 2-2 record with 15 saves ... Fanned 43 batters and walked just eight while holding opponents to a .167 batting average ... Teammates with current Tiger Derek Sain.
2004 Led team with a 2.61 ERA with a 4-0 record in 22 appearances, including one start ... Struck out 43 with just six walks in 38 innings ... Notched two saves ... 2-0 with a team-low 2.70 ERA with two saves in 11 appearances during SEC play ... Team-best 7.2 K/BB ratio ... Averaged 10.18 SO per game ... All four wins came at home ... In 10 appearances at night, had a 1.08 ERA in 25 innings ... In five appearances in May, had a 1.12 ERA ... Gave up a run just once in last eight outings (0.59 ERA, 15.1 IP) ... Fanned final six batters of game and held Georgia scoreless in three innings of relief to pick up win in a 4-3 come-from-behind victory on May 16 ... Tossed a season-long 4.2 IP against Mississippi State on April 23 (4 H, 0 R, 3 SO) ... Did not allow a home run on the season ... Win in designated start versus UAB (Apr. 6) after allowing a run in 4 IP ... 0.73 ERA in five outings (ER, 12.1 IP) from March 23-April 13 ... Recorded all four outs via strikeout at UAB on March 23 .. Notched win out of bullpen (1.1 IP, 3 H, R) against Troy State on March 9.
2003 Made 22 appearances, including four starts ... Was 3-2 with a 3.80 ERA with 42 strikeouts in 45 innings ... Fourth on club in appearances (22) and fifth in earned run average (3.80) ... Went 3.2 innings in starting effort (5 R, 4 ER) against Ohio State in NCAA Regional (6/1) ... Started Auburn's SEC Tournament opener against Vanderbilt, tossing five scoreless innings while allowing three hits in no-decision ... Allowed just 12 extra-base hits in 45 innings ... Victorious in designated start against Mercer in a combined one-hitter in 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K ... Did not allow a home run until May 3 ... Tossed four scoreless innings in two outings in Miss. State series ... Had a 1.46 ERA in 12.1 IP over seven appearances in month of April ... Threw 3.2 scoreless innings in two appearances in Alabama series ... Victorious against Alabama on April 4 after tossing three scoreless innings with three strikeouts ... Picked up first career win in relief appearance at Georgia on March 28 ... Entered game with bases loaded and no outs in 12th inning and struck out first two batters and retired third on infield pop-up to end inning ... In 13th inning induced a double play with the bases loaded for the victory ... Tossed three solid innings of work (6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, K) in Tigers' 7-5 victory at No. 2 Georgia Tech (3/18) ... Struck out 13 batters in 8.2 IP over three outings from Feb. 28-March 7 ... Held North Carolina scoreless on two hits with four strikeouts in a career-high 4.2 IP effort in relief on March 7.
HIGH SCHOOL Played for Lee Gann at Bob Jones High School ... Three-year letterman ... Alabama Sports Writers Association Super 12 All-State team, ASWA All-State, Birmingham News All-State, and Huntsville Times Metro Pitcher of the Year as a senior after posting a 7-3 record on the hill with a 1.75 ERA with 105 strikeouts in 71 innings pitched ... Also named to the Huntsville Times' All-Metro and Super All-Metro teams as a senior ... Offensively, hit .436 with 18 doubles, five homers and 47 RBIs during senior campaign ... Finished career at Bob Jones with a 18-9 mark in 30 starts with 250 strikeouts in 195 innings pitched ... At the plate hit .390 during career with 32 doubles, eight home runs with 78 runs batted in and 58 runs ... ASWA Honorable Mention All-State, Birmingham News All-State, Huntsville Times Super All-Metro and All-Metro selection as a junior after notching a 9-4 record with a 2.06 earned run average and 116 punch-outs in 88 innings while helping guide Bob Jones to Alabama 6A Championship series ... Hit .354 with 14 doubles and three homers with 30 RBIs as a junior ... As a sophomore went 2-2 with three complete games in five starts with a 2.27 earned run average ... Graduated in the top 10 percent of class with a 3.9 grade point average ... Honor Roll and Math Honor Society member ... Wendy's High School Heisman nominee and U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete award recipient ... Received Bob Jones "Patriot Award" as a senior.
PERSONAL Christopher Brian Dennis ... Son of Jerry and Kelly Dennis ... Major: Exercise Science.