Scouting Report: After a strong close to the 2002 season, the Frogs will look to Osentowski to be one of their strongest pitchers in 2003 ... can start or pitch out of the bullpen.
As a Junior (2002): After rough start to the campaign, rebounded to become one of TCU's most dominating pitchers over the last month of the season ... led TCU with three saves ... posted an overall record of 2-2 and 5.67 ERA in 11 appearances, including two starts ... earned first career save in first appearance of the season with one inning of scoreless work in 6-5 win over No. 16 Baylor on Feb. 19 ... was hit hard, however, over next five appearances as ERA ballooned to 16.20 ... turned in impressive performance on March 26 at Louisville, picking up the 12-10 come-from-behind win with 7.2 innings of relief, allowing just two earned runs and striking out four ... over last four appearances, allowed just three runs in 15.1 innings of work while notching a win and two saves ... recorded a save with three innings of two-hit relief, striking out four, versus UAB on May 5 ... claimed team-leading third save by closing 6-4 win over Cincinnati with two perfect stanzas on May 11 ... highlighted dominating stretch run with complete-game masterpiece in 8-1 C-USA Tournament win over No. 25 Louisville ... held the Cardinals to just five hits and struck out a career-high seven in victory ... held a team-best 1.93 ERA with a 1-0 record and two saves in four C-USA games ... posted team's best K:BB ratio (23:6) ... member of C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll in recognition of posting a 3.0 grade point average or higher.
As a Sophomore (2001): Did not see any game action due to injury.
As a Freshman (2000): Made 11 appearances out of the TCU bullpen ... notched three scoreless performances ...had two three-plus inning, scoreless outings ... pitched three scoreless, hitless stanzas versus Iowa State, striking out three (Feb. 11) and earning first career save ... baffled Fresno State for 3.1 innings, allowing just one hit and no runs.
High School: Metroplex native earned two letters at Richardson Berkner H.S. ... recorded a 2.15 ERA as a senior ... ranked in the top five in the area in strikeouts ... garnered all-district recognition ... coached by Steve Young.
Personal: Full name is Christopher James Osentowski (pronounced oz-en-TAW-skee) ... born March 11, 1980 (turns 23 during season) ... son of Mary and Francis Osentowski ... comes from strong athletic pedigree -- father, Francis, and uncle, Richard, played baseball at Kearney (Neb.) State ... uncle went on to play for the Minnesota Twins ... cousin, Jared, played for the New York Mets organization ... majoring in finance with minors in accounting and sociology.