Top Performer: Amarion Sailer
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City Post 22 recently wrapped up the regular season by winning seven out of its last 10 games to improve to 13 games above .500.
The Hardhats are now gearing up to host both the State ‘A’ Tournament and the Central Plains Regional Tournament.
One big reason for Post 22’s success is due to the play of Amarion Sailer, who hopes to help the Boys of Summer make a deep run in the postseason.
“Baseball, it’s my favorite thing to come out and do,” said Amarion Sailer. “Baseball means everything to me. I enjoy baseball more than anything.”
Amarion Sailer is passionate about the game of baseball and it certainly shows with his play on the field.
While some of the players on the team are vocal leaders, Sailer prefers to let his play do all the talking
“When you hit .400 and your OPS is over one, it’s easy to let your play do the talking and that’s what he does,” said Post 22 head coach Kelvin Torve.
Since moving up from the Post 22 Expos, Sailer has been dominant on the field for the Hardhats this season.
“He’s a very pleasant surprise for the Hardhats this year,” said Torve. “He put in a lot of work in the off-season and it’s paid off during the season. He’s a tremendously athletic guy. He’s an excellent teammate. But his work ethic this winter is what set him on a path to having the kind of success he’s having this year.”
Sailer is currently leading Post 22 in several offensive categories.
The Rapid City Central senior is batting .397 with 12 doubles, seven triples, four home runs and 45 RBI’s,
“Starting from day one, he’s hit second in the lineup and we really haven’t taken him out,” said Torve. “We’ve given him a couple of days off here and there. But he drives in runs. He steals bases. He runs really well. He makes the plays in the outfield. His impact is huge.”
“A lot of my success I would credit to my coaches,” said Sailer. “Helping me out with every little thing I need help with. My confidence probably and just the work I put in to get to where I’m at right now.”
With Post 22 gearing up to host both the State ‘A’ Tournament and the Central Plains Regional Tournament, the outfielder has high hopes for the Hardhats.
“It’s really exciting,” said Sailer. “It’s going to be a blast. I’m just going to take it one game at a time. Hopefully come out with the state championship and then hopefully come out with the regionals too. We’re just going to take it one game at a time. See how far we can go.”
Sailer has one more year of eligibility after this season.
Then he hopes to take his talents to the collegiate level.
Congratulations to Amarion Sailer for being named a News Center 1 Top Performer.