As a Redshirt Sophomore (2019)
Made 24 appearances and four starts, compiling a 4.50 ERA over 30 innings and building up a 2-0 record … Gave up just 15 earned runs and 30 hits, while striking out 31 … Totaled just five walks during the season and never walked more than one in an outing … Nine of his appearances came in SEC play as he threw 8.1 innings against league opponents and allowed just one run (1.08 ERA) … Also struck out 11 in SEC play … Finished the year with eight outings of 2.0 or more innings … Made his first career start against Western Illinois (March 13), throwing 3.0 scoreless innings and allowing two hits, striking out three … Made three other starts at Texas (vs. Oral Roberts (April 9) and vs. Northwestern State (April 24) … Struck out a season-high four batters in two innings of work against Grambling State (April 30) … Earned his first career save after retiring the final two batters at No. 6 Vanderbilt (April 14), both on strikeouts … Appeared in both the NCAA Regional and Super Regional, throwing a combined 2.2 innings and allowing three earned runs and three hits.
As a Sophomore (2018)
Redshirted during his sophomore season.
As a Freshman (2017)
Appeared in eight games, one in conference play … Threw 10.1 innings and struck out 10 batters, while allowing just six earned runs and three walks … Worked a season-high 5.2 innings in his lone conference appearance (vs. Auburn – April 21), striking out a season-high five batters, and throwing 79 pitches … Didn’t give up a run in his first six appearances … Made his collegiate debut against Bryant (Feb. 25).
Beebe High School
Ranked as the No. 489 right-handed pitcher and a top 1000 recruit in the nation according to Perfect Game … Ranked the top right-handed pitcher and the No. 8 overall recruit in the state of Arkansas … Named 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game Southeast All-Region honorable mention … Earned all-state honors … Went 7-1 with a 0.46 earned run average in 2016 … Recorded 92 strikeouts compared to nine walks in 46.0 innings pitched … Also hit .442 with eight doubles, seven triples, and was a perfect 13-for-13 in stolen base attempts in 2016 … Struck out 96 batters in 51.0 innings and posted a 0.41 earned run average in 2015 … Played summer ball for the Diamonds Baseball Club … Pitched seven scoreless innings for Diamonds Baseball Club at the prestigious East Cobb Invitational in 2015 … Played for head coach Mark Crafton at Beebe High School … Also played for the Midland Redskins and played in the Connie Mack World Series.
Son of Manley and Leah Ann Denton … Has one sister, Anna, and one brother, Levi … Brother, Levi, played baseball at Harding University … Plans to major in recreation and sport management.