Mooresville's Hogan Denny wins Indiana baseball Gatorade Player of the Year

Mr. Everything Hogan Denny of Mooresville won the Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year award.  Hogan, along with his teammates at Mooresville have built a solid program and have earned a reputation as a hard opponent to play.  Denny has done just about everything for the Pioneers over the last four years and has them on the verge on the state finals if they can win two more games this Saturday.

Below is an article from the Indianapolis Star who interviewed Denny and Mooresville head coach Eric McGaha.


Akeem Glaspie from the Indianapolis Star

Winning Gatorade Player of the Year was on his list of goals, but he hadn't given the award much thought — until the Gatorade Player of the Year account started following him on Instagram.

"So, I kind of got a little suspicious there," Denny said. "Then at the very end of the (Monday's) game one of my teammates mentioned something about winning it. ... And then my mother came in and she let me know that I had the honor of winning it."

Mooresville’s Hogan Denny (2) celebrates after hitting a home run during the IHSAA Class 4A baseball sectional championship game against Center Grove at Bloomington North High School in Bloomington, Ind. on Monday, May 27, 2024.

Monday, Denny was named Gatorade Indiana Baseball Player of the Year. Denny joins Max Clark (2022-23, 2021-22, and 2020-21) and Penn's Ryan Lynch (2019-20) is recent award winners.

Denny, an IU commit, has led the Pioneers to a 30-3 record. Mooresville will host New Palestine (25-5) in the Class 4A semistate semifinals 11 a.m., Saturday. Denny will play catcher at the next level, but he's a two-way star for Pioneers. The 6-foot, 185-pound righty is batting .473 with 38 RBIs, 10 home runs and scored 37 runs. On the mound, he's 2-0 with 10 saves, a 0.94 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 29⅔ innings.

Denny isn't just a baseball star for Mooresville. He started at quarterback as a senior, passing for 2,422 yards and 23 touchdowns. He added 1,406 and 16 touchdowns rushing. Denny played a key role for on basketball team as a sophomore and junior as well.

Baseball coach Eric McGaha calls Denny the best player to ever wear a Mooresville uniform. If there was ever any doubt to that statement, winning Gatorade POY should cement Denny's status as Mooresville's GOAT.

"It means a lot," Denny said. "I definitely feel like being able to be recognized with such a high level of baseball players who have found success playing baseball is an honor. It's a big honor to represent Indiana and being considered with great baseball players all around the country.