Chris Behrens is a senior pitcher on the Indiana baseball team. The 6-6 lefthander has pitched 19.1 innings this season and owns a 4.12 ERA. Behrens is coming off a pair of impressive relief performances during the last two weekends of Big Ten play. Against Minnesota on April 9, he entered the game with no outs in the sixth and allowed just one run and four hits over the final four innings. In game two of a doubleheader on April 17 against Iowa, Behrens pitched the last 3.2 innings of the game and limited the Hawkeyes to two hits and one run while striking out a season-high six batters.
As a junior, he compiled 5-4 record and a 4.50 ERA. Two of his wins were shutouts against Big Ten Conference teams.
Behrens, who is originally from Stafford, Va., is also one of eight senior captians for the Hoosiers this season. To learn more about Chris Behrens off the field, read on...
1. The best thing about playing baseball at Indiana is:
The closeness of our team
2. The thing that impresses me most about the coaching staff is:
The excitement they get from baseball
3. I came to Indiana because:
I wanted to play baseball in the Big Ten
4. Who were you rooting for in this season's MLB playoffs?
5. What is the most memorable moment of your athletic career?
Winning the 16 year-old National Championships
6. If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be and why?
7. National League or American League?
8. What position did you play on your first little league baseball team?
9. Which other IU team is your favorite to watch?
10. What advice would you give to a little kid who dreams of being a Division I baseball player?
Don't give up in the face of adversity
11. What hidden talent do you possess?
My ability to hit ping-pong balls into plastic cups
12. What is something interesting that people don't know about you?
I can spin any type of ball on my index finger
13. Briefly explain any pregame ritual you have.
I don't eat breakfast the day of a game
14. My hero growing up was:
Cal Ripken Jr.
15. What is your dream job?
Professional baseball player
16. Do you have any family members who played a sport in college or professionally?
My dad played football at Bloomsburg State