Post 22 players sign national letters-of-intent

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Three more baseball players from Rapid City Post 22 have decided to take their talents to the next level.

Zach Whitesell

Zach Whitesell, who attends Rapid City Stevens, signed a letter of intent on Tuesday to play baseball at Butler Community College in Kansas.

Whitesell, a pitcher for Post 22, is 17-0 in his last two seasons and he has a 1.43 ERA.

“Some of my teammates went there, Dylan Richey and Zach Chiolis and they told me great things about it,” Zach Whitesell said. “So it was definitely on my list to go visit. When I got there, I realized that I could become a better player and person and it would just help me get to that next step.”


Isaac Arnold

Meanwhile, Rapid City Stevens senior Isaac Arnold plans to play baseball for Iowa Western Community College.

The pitcher finished with a 6-3 record last summer and 46 strike outs.

“Since the first time I visited there, it was pretty much my first choice the whole time,” Isaac Arnold said. “They have a very well known program and its just one of my favorites.”


Ryan Bachman

In addition, Ryan Bachman from Rapid City Central, signed a letter of intent to compete in baseball at Minnesota State – Mankato.

Last summer, the infielder batted .411 with 79 hits and 54 RBIs.

“I went up there on my visit and it felt like home,” Ryan Bachman said. “I love the campus and I felt like I had a really good connection with the coaching staff. Also, its a very competitive environment. Very good culture up there. So its going to be where I can play competitive baseball and have a shot to compete on the national level.

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