Trio of Post 320 players sign with colleges
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The future is bright for three players from post 320, as they all signed national letters of intent recently to play baseball at the next level.
Gavyn Dansby, Miles City Community College
Gavyn Dansby is headed to Miles City Community College in Montana.
Dansby, who is a three-year starter for the Stars, will play outfield for the Pioneers.
“I chose Miles City because last year they came and talked to me and I was younger then,” said Gavyn Dansby. “They saw something other coaches didn’t see and they wanted me to come up there and be that kid that helped them out.”
Xander Dansby, Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Meanwhile, Xander Dansby signed a letter of intent to play baseball next year at Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids, Minnesota.
Dansby plans to pitch for the Golden Rams.
“Well the coach was very friendly about it,” said Xander Dansby. “He reached out to me and told me it’s one of the top JUCO’s. He told me I have a great chance at starting so that’s one of the main things that I wanted. He said they have a good workout program. They do drive lines so. I’m mainly going to the two-year to try and throw a little quicker.”
Peyton Ness, Grand Canyon University
Recent Rapid City Stevens graduate Peyton Ness will continue his baseball career at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.
Ness plans to play catcher at the collegiate level.
“It’s a warm place,” said Peyton Ness. “I know a lot of my friends there. I feel like the program will be good for me. I’ve seen a lot of kids get bigger from going to that place. So that’s one of my main focuses to go. They have a good program that betters you as a person and as a athlete. So I feel like it would be good for me.”
Post 320 head coach Brian Humphries said these three players were a huge part of his team.
But he’s confident they will have success at the next level.
“They’re going to get players that are going to give 100%,” said Brian Humphries. “Players that are going to get better at everything they can do in all aspects of the game. Xander Dansby being a two-year varsity starter, as well as, Peyton Ness. They’re getting players that have played at a high level for the last two years and done well. So I think they’re assets to any program that they decided.”