|Ross Dobbins - 38
Appeared in 15 games, starting 12 ...had a 5-4 record with a 4.52 ERA and a team-high 62 strikeouts ... led the team in starts (12) and innings pitched per game (5.31)... tied for the team lead in wins (5) and batters struck out looking (25) ... earned a hard-fought victory in relief vs. Alabama at Young Memorial Field (Apr. 11), working 4.2 innings and allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits with no walks and three strikeouts as UAB held on for a 6-5 win over the Crimson Tide ...followed that up with a win in a start vs. Memphis (Apr. 22), working seven complete innings with two walks and two strikeouts as UAB won 4-2.
CENTRAL ALABAMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Played for two seasons at Central Alabama Community College in Alexander City, Ala., for Larry Giangrosso and Ronnie Baines ... was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 28th round following his freshman season (1999).
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYING CAREER: Graduated from Hartselle (Ala.) High School (1998) ... was a four-year letterwinner in baseball and a three-year letterwinner in basketball ... earned numerous honors as a baseball player, including Super All-State and All-State (Birmingham News), All-Area (Decatur Daily), and selection to East-West All-Stars ... was team captain and received team's "Best Pitcher" award ... team was Alabama 6A runner-up in 1998, reached 6A semifinals in 1997 ... team was Morgan County champions for three seasons (1996-98) ... team won Hoover Classic championship (1997); was also runner-up in International Paper Classic (1998).
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Full name is Christopher Ross Dobbins ... born October 28, 1979 in Decatur, Ala. ... son of Sherry B. Dobbins ... majoring in criminal justice and minoring in health education.