Former Alabama Baseball third baseman transferring to SEC school

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Former Alabama third baseman Zane Denton announced that he will be transferring to Tennessee. He posted the news on his Instagram page. His caption read, “I’m coming home.”

Denton has been a staple at the hot corner for the Crimson Tide over the past few years. The native of Brentwood, Tennessee joined the baseball program as a part of the 2019 recruiting class. During his freshman season, he appeared in 13 games with 11 starts. He held a .220 batting average on the season.

His production increased in his sophomore season. He earned All-SEC Defensive Team honors for his stellar work at third. Denton started in all 58 games that he played during his sophomore season at the Capstone. He maintained a .308 batting average with 10 home runs and 40 runs batted in.

That didn’t keep him from having yet another stellar season as a junior. In 2022, he started 58 games yet again. This past season he led the Tide with 13 home runs and 48 runs batted in. His production was a key to the success that the baseball team had this past season. However, after the end of his junior campaign, he decided to enter the transfer portal.

Now, he will return home to play for Tony Vitello’s Volunteers. The Vols were projected by many to win the College World Series after an outlandish season in 2022. They would come up short of winning it all in a loss against Notre Dame. The expectations are high for next season’s team and Denton will likely play a huge role in Knoxville next season. Brad Bohannon will likely replace Denton with Tennessee Tech transfer Ed Johnson.

Roll Tide Wire will continue to follow Alabama baseball as the offseason continues.