Anderson, Jacobs and Sullivan to continue baseball careers
RAPID CITY, S.D. – American Legion baseball has long been a stepping stone for players dreaming of taking their talents to the next level.
This week, that dream became a reality for three players from Rapid City Post 22.
Palmer Jacobs, Mount Marty University in Yankton
Palmer Jacobs signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Mount Marty University in Yankton.
Jacobs just wrapped up his first year as a starting pitcher for the Hardhats.
He finished the season with an 8-5 record, a 3.02 ERA and 77 strike outs.
“I think it’s going to be a good pitching school for me,” said Palmer Jacobs. “They’ve been known for their pitching and I think it’ll be really good for development of me into my collegiate career.”
Jed Sullivan, Mount Marty University
Jed Sullivan also plans to play baseball for Mount Marty University.
He didn’t play for Post 22 this past summer because he’s still recovering from a knee injury.
Overall, Sullivan has a .366 career batting average with the Hardhats.
“Well Mount Marty was another school that was looking at me this past summer and I was very fortunate enough to receive a scholarship from them,” said Jed Sullivan. “They told me that I would be the only outfielder that they’d recruit this year. So that brought big hopes to me for a starting position hopefully this year or the next year to come.”
Wyatt Anderson, Garden City Community College in Kansas
Wyatt Anderson plans to play baseball next year at Garden City Community College in Kansas.
Anderson hit .369 this past summer.
He also led the Hardhats with 13 doubles and 5 home runs.
Anderson also pitched for Post 22 and finished with an ERA of 2.14.
Anderson is excited about competing at the next level.
“So I’m going for both pitching and playing the infield,” said Wyatt Anderson. “He told me that he wants me to do both, as long as, I’m physically up for it. It’s a lot on your body to pitch and play third and hit and do it everyday. So I think I’m going to do both as long as I can. I enjoy competing everyday.”