Post 320 holds signing event for six players
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Post 320 Stars hosted a signing ceremony on Friday at Pete Lien Field for six players who plan to continue their baseball careers at the next level.
Gage Darrow, who graduated from Rapid City Central, received a club sports scholarship and plans to play baseball for Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.
The infielder has been with the Post 320 program for three years.
“I just love Arizona,” said Gage Darrow. “I love the weather down there. I just want to keep playing baseball.”
Logan Ammerman signed a letter of intent on Friday to continue his baseball career at Dawson Community College in Glendive, MT.
Ammerman played three years for Spearfish Post 164 and this year, he’s the first baseman for the Stars.
“So I just really wanted to play baseball,” said Logan Ammerman. “Wasn’t to picky on where I went. I knew a guy that went to Dawson and coached their basketball team. So I kind of looked into them and it looked like a good fit for me because its not too far away.”
Jake ‘JT’ Kostenbauer
Meanwhile, two Post 320 players plan to play baseball next year at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, IA.
JT Kostenbauer graduated from Stevens High School and has played for Post 320 for the past three years.
“The recruiting process was kind of tough for me since I’m a smaller guy,” said JT Kostenbauer. “Not a lot of schools took a chance on me. When I went to visit there I just really loved it. The coach and everything. They play really good competition. So I thought it was a good fit.”
In addition, outfielder Tate Walker is also heading to Ellsworth Community College.
He’s been with the Post 320 program for the past five years.
“Their coach just gave me a chance that not many other coaches did,” said Tate Walker. “So I took it and just hope to make the best of it.”
Both Logan Miller and Mitch Sand will take their talents to Bismarck State in North Dakota.
Miller, a graduate of Stevens High School, has been with the Post 320 program for three years.
“I had a couple old teammates that played up at Bismarck State here at 320 and they told me everything about it,” Logan Miller said. “I decided to take a look at it. I took a visit and everything clicked. Really got to know the coach and just fell in love with it.”
Mitch Sand played his junior year for Central High School and was named to the All-State and All-Region teams.
Sand plans to be a pitcher for Bismarck State.
“I chose there because they have a really good school and their academics is pretty good and the baseball obviously for most of the part,” said Mitch Sand.