June 12, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- The UAB baseball program had three signees from the 2014 signing class selected in the Major League Baseball amateur draft over the weekend. Joining Tim Anderson, who was selected 17th overall by the Chicago White Sox, were Venn Biter and Andrew Dennis, who were picked by the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates in the 30th and 37th rounds, respectively.
Biter finished up his career at Rossview High School (Tenn.) and was picked 901st overall by the Phillies. The 6-foot-1, 181-pound outfielder, hit .377 this past season, clubbing seven doubles, two triples, scored 32 runs and knocked in 18. He was also 21 of 23 on stolen base attempts.
The Clarksville, Tenn., native led Rossview to three consecutive 10AAA Season Championships, 10AAA District Championships and 5AAA Regional Championships and was named to the Adidas All-Star Classic and to the 10AAA All-District team this past spring.
Andrew Dennis competed the last two years at Wallace State (Ala.) CC, where he served as the starting catcher. Dennis was picked 1,109th overall in the 37th round by the Pirates.
During the 2012 season, the backstop led the team in hitting with a .368 batting average and knocked in 24 runs.
A native of Huntsville, Ala., Dennis played at Huntsville High School where he set school records for homers (18), RBI (50) and hit at a .364 clip.