Geiser finished the year with a .488 batting average that saw him connect for 19 doubles, eight triples and five home runs over the course of 65 games. His 75 runs scored ranked him among the team's leaders in that category and his 63 RBI's were …
Three-time all-stater headed to Dakota WesleyanFresh off an appearance at the Northwest region American Legion baseball tournament, Powell Pioneer Grant Geiser has signed a letter of intent to play the sport next year at Dakota Wesleyan University. Geiser was an integral member of the Pioneers' 48-win season this summer.
Geiser finished the year with a .488 batting average that saw him connect for 19 doubles, eight triples and five home runs over the course of 65 games. His 75 runs scored ranked him among the team's leaders in that category and his 63 RBI's were also among the tops on the team.
Despite assembling an 8-5 record on the mound that included one save, Geiser was recruited to Dakota Wesleyan, which is located in Mitchell, S.D., as a center fielder and possible backup second baseman. Dakota Wesleyan head coach Steve Gust noted Geiser's speed down the first base line was one of his greatest assets.
Gust also was impressed with Geiser's high contact and low strikeout ratios at the plate.
Geiser was an all-state second team selection in 2009 in Wyoming Legion baseball. The honor marked the third time Geiser had been honored with all-state honors in American Legion baseball. He was also a member of the 2009 Shrine Bowl roster, representing Lovell High School.
Dakota Wesleyan is an NAIA affiliated school that plays in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. The team qualified for the national championship tournament last year after finishing with a 35-18 overall record.
Geiser has one season of possible eligibility remaining with the Pioneers. He joins fellow Pioneers and three-time all-state selections Scotty Jameson and Gianluca Giarrizzo as members of this year's team who have signed to play college baseball in the 2009-2010 academic year.