Freshman (2014): Played in 19 games, all as a reserve shortstop...had eight plate appearances...scored runs against New Mexico and San Diego State...recorded one putout and four assists...make collegiate debut with a pinch-hit at bat against Navy...drew a walk against Arizona.
HIGH SCHOOL (Dowling Catholic):Lettered two years in baseball and football and four years in track...Perfect Game Second Team All-MidWest...Perfect Game Top 500...rated the #1 shortstop and #5 overall prospect from the state of Iowa by Perfect Game... Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason Central Region All-High School Senior second Team...all-conference and American Legion All-State...played summer ball for the Dowling Catholic Maroons...high school baseball and summer ball coach was Tim O'Neil.
PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 20...son of Steve and Michele Denkinger...has three siblings...related to former MLB umpire Don Denkinger...nickname is Denk...favorite food is pepperoni pizza...favorite book is Wild at Heart...favorite TV shows are Blue Mountain State and Sons of Anarchy...favorite movie is Four Brothers...credits his dad as having the biggest influence on his sports career...the most noteworthy thing about his hometown is that its the home of the Iowa State Fair...enjoys watching college sports, NBA and MLB when away from baseball...favorite non-traditional sporting event to watch on TV is UFC.
Why I came to the Academy: "I came to the Academy to be challenged and be pushed to my full potential and for the opportunity to play Div. I baseball."
Denkinger Career Stats