Former Ravenwood baseball standout Zane Denton announced on Monday that he would be entering the transfer portal after three seasons at Alabama.
The upcoming senior has been a full-time starter at third baseman for the Crimson Tide for each of the past two seasons, starting all 58 games in both campaigns.
As a junior this past season, Denton batted .263 in 232 at-bats, compiling 13 home runs, 48 RBI, and 35 runs scored. Alabama finished with a 31-27 record, bowing out in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament.
In the field, Denton posted a .971 fielding percentage and committed just four errors all season.
During the 2021 season, Denton earned a slew of honors. He was named to the SEC All-Defensive Team for his impressive fielding at third base, to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll, and to the SEC All-Newcomer Team (sophomores were eligible after the pandemic-shortened 2020 season).
As a senior at Ravenwood, Denton was the top-rated third baseman and the No, 5 overall player in the state of Tennessee, according to the Prep Baseball Report.
The Brentwood native was named to the District 11-AAA First Team by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association, the Rawlings-Perfect Game Southeast All-Region First Team and was an Underclass All-American honorable mention as a sophomore.
Denton's brother Myles is also slated to play at the next level. After a successful career at Ravenwood, Myles is committed to play at Walters State in Morristown, Tenn. in the fall. His oldest brother Bryce is with the St. Louis Cardinals organization.