Earned the role of Tennessee's Sunday starter during the preseason but later became a midweek starter with a weekend relief role ... Started 10 games and made five relief appearances ... Finished with a 4-3 record and a 3.86 ERA that ranked second on the team ... Fashioned a 3.48 ERA in four SEC appearances ... Recorded 39 strikeouts and 22 walks in 56 innings of action ... Suffered a loss in his Vol debut Feb. 5 at 18th-ranked Florida Atlantic and then had his next three scheduled starts cancelled due to inclement weather ... Made his second overall start and his first home start Feb. 28 vs. Lambuth and notched his first career Division I victory ... Also picked up a win against Oakland (Mich.) March 5 ... Started against Siena March 14 and threw six hitless innings with three Ks but ended up with a no-decision ... Also got a no-decision against Hartford March 22 after giving up seven unearned runs on six hits through 3 2/3 innings ... Took his second loss of the season March 29 against ETSU after giving up six runs on nine hits ... Pitched two innings of relief during UT's exhibition loss vs. the Tennessee Smokies April 4 ... Made his first relief appearance April 12 vs. UNC Asheville, working two hitless innings ... Also tossed two hitless innings of relief vs. UNC Asheville April 12 ... Threw a perfect ninth inning vs. Florida April 16, striking out two ... Started at Tennessee Tech April 18, allowing three runs on four hits with a career-high five strikeouts while earning a no-decision ... Worked three shutout innings vs. UNC Asheville April 26 with three strikeouts while earning his first relief win and improving to 3-2 on the year ... Started against Western Carolina May 10 and improved to 4-2 while allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits with on walk and eight Ks through seven innings ... Earned a no-decision May 16 vs. Belmont after starting and throwing three shutout innings ... Had arguably his best outing May 20 in the season-finale against eighth-ranked Alabama, during which he started and allowed two runs (one earned) on eight hits with two walks and four Ks through seven quality innings ... Finished the year with an opponents' batting average of .244 ... Left-handers hit .257 against him, and right-handers hit .238 ... Was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 19th round of the MLB draft in June.
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2005 - SOPHOMORE
Drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 23rd round of the 2005 MLB Draft ... Posted four wins and struck out 82 batters in 95 innings of action ... Fashioned a 3.80 ERA as a sophomore ... Rated by Baseball America as the 146th-best high school or college prospect for the 2005 MLB Draft.
2004 - FRESHMAN
Drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 25th round of the 2004 MLB Draft ... Recorded six wins and threw two complete games for the Timberwolves in 2004 ... Struck out 82 batters in 95 innings pitched as a freshman ... Named second-team All-Mid-Florida Conference.
Graduated from Newton County High School in Covington, Ga. ... Drafted by the New York Mets in the 27th round of the 2003 MLB Draft.
Full name is Deunte Raymon Heath ... First name is pronounced: dee-AHN-tay ... Born Aug. 28, 1985, in Atlanta, Ga. ... Son of William and Wanda Heath ... Academic major: Sport management.