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Multi-Sport Standout Headed to Mount Marty College


Published Date3\4\2014
Mount Marty College is pleased to announce the commitment of Deric Denning, who will graduate from Mount Vernon High School this spring, to attend Mount Marty College this fall and participate in the basketball and baseball programs.

Denning plays several positions on the baseball diamond including middle infield, pitcher and catcher. For his efforts last spring he was selected as a 1st Team All-Region shortstop and pitcher and was named Honorable Mention All-State shortstop. He carried a .333 batting average as a hitter with a .406 on base percentage and on the mound Denning struck out 36 batters in 20 innings of work and posted a 1.40 earned run average.

Mount Marty College head baseball coach, Andy Bernatow, is enthusiastic about the commitment of Denning to the Lancer Baseball program. "I am very excited about the commitment of Deric. We are getting an outstanding student-athlete and the college campus and community is getting an outstanding person. Deric comes off as a natural leader and with those characteristics can really help a program in so many ways. I am eager to get Deric to campus and look forward to the opportunity to coach him."

Denning has been just as amazing on the basketball court. A five year letter winner and two-time captain, he has been a huge part of the team's basketball success during his career. He has also been named All-Conference as a sophomore and a junior and is currently averaging 19.5 points while shooting 44 percent from the field and 74 percent from the free throw line. Denning also averages 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal per game. Recently, he eclipsed the 1,000 career point mark.

Mount Marty head men's basketball coach, Andrew Baker, is proud to announce Deric’s commitment to play basketball. "Deric is an awesome addition to our basketball family. He is a natural scorer, leader, and is tough as nails. He fits our identity very well and we are excited to welcome him as a Lancer."

Denning, the son of Eric and Sherri of Mount Vernon, is undecided about his academic major at Mount Marty College. He is the recipient of a MMC Academic Excellence Scholarship and a Scholastica Scholarship in addition to his baseball and basketball awards. For more information on Mount Marty College’s baseball or basketball program please visit www.mmclancers.com or contact head coaches, Andy Bernatow at abernatow@mtmc.edu or Andrew Baker at andrew.baker@mtmc.edu.