Memphis Adds Heavy-Hitting Cody Geyer to 2010 Signing Class
Nov. 13, 2009
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Head Coach Daron Schoenrock and the University of Memphis baseball program added more talent as Cody Geyer, a power-hitting third baseman/pitcher from North Buncombe High School (N.C.), signed his National Letter of Intent to wear the Blue and Gray, it was announced today.
"Cody possess dynamic power at the plate and will also contribute as a `dual-position' player by going to the mound for potential late-inning help," Schoenrock said. "Dual guys are very valuable with today's scholarship and roster limitations and our coaching staff is thrilled with Cody's decision to join our program. We fully expect Cody to be a huge contributor very early in his Tiger tenure."
A four-year letterwinner for the North Buncombe Black Hawks, Geyer put up gaudy numbers en route to earning Citizen-Times Western North Carolina and Mountain Athletic Conference 3-A Player of the Year honors. The 5-11 dual position standout led the MAC at the plate as well as on the mound. He posted league-best totals with a .488 batting average, 43 RBI, an 8-1 record, 79 strikeouts and a 2.53 ERA.. He struck out just four times and ranked second in the MAC with 13 home runs, a 1.050 slugging percentage and a .559 on-base clip. He also scored 25 runs and legged out six doubles at the plate, while recording two saves on the hill.
Geyer has showcased a wealth of power in his high school career. The two-time North Buncombe MVP has banged out 33 career homers, including leading the state with 14 round-trippers as a sophomore. Geyer won the State Games of North Carolina baseball tournament's underclassmen home run derby in 2008. He added the Asheville Tourists' home run derby title to his collection in June, 2009. Perhaps one of Geyer's most unique accomplishments, the home run hitter was selected to compete in the 2009 International Power Showcase High School Home Run Derby. Selected as one of 70 of the top amateur home run hitters in the world, he did not disappoint, hitting seven homers. He received the Bamboo Bat Award for the derby's longest home run with a wood bat--408-foot shot to left centerfield.
Geyer, who played two years of summer baseball for the Midland Braves, was tabbed a top prospect and Mattingly Baseball top hitter by Baseball Factory. The Weaverville, N.C. native, was a member of the Royals Scout Team at the 2008 World Wood Bat Association and Baseball Championship Series (WWBA) as well as playing for North Carolina in Impact Baseball's Future's Game in 2008.