- Mitchell’s Landon Neugebauer signs with DWU Baseball June 4, 2015
MITCHELL, S.D. – Coming off a Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament title and a trip to the 2015 NAIA Opening Round, the Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team is gearing up for another run in 2016 with the signing of a hometown talent.
Mitchell, S.D., native Landon Neugebauer signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball for the Tigers next season, it was announced Thursday. He joins DWU after a decorated career at Mitchell High School and with the Post 18 Legion baseball team.
“We are very excited about Landon becoming a Tiger,” DWU baseball coach John Greicar. “He’s a talented baseball player who can impact a game in a lot of ways. I’m looking forward to watching him excel at the collegiate level.”
Neugebauer will look to add depth to the DWU infield at the shortstop position and provide production in the Tiger lineup. In 2015, he was a member of the Mitchell High School team that made a run to the South Dakota state title game, where it finished as the runner up.
With the high school team this season, Neugebauer led the team in RBIs and finished with a .350 batting average. He is currently playing for Post 18.
Neugebauer was also a key member for the Kernel wrestling team for the last six years and earned two varsity letters with the Mitchell football team. He was a Regent Scholar Award winner and finished with a 3.45 GPA in the classroom.
Landon is the son of Perry and Raema Neugebauer. His brother Lakin will be a junior on the DWU baseball team in 2016.