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Former South Kitsap standout signs with YankeesJuly 22nd, 2013 at Mon, 22nd, 2013 at 11:31 am by chrischancellor
Brady Steiger is the latest South Kitsap graduate to become a professional baseball player.
Steiger, who led Idaho’s Lewis-Clark State College in batting average (.430), hits (89) and doubles (22) last season, recently signed a free-agent contract with the New York Yankees.
A 2009 South graduate, Steiger had another year of eligibility at LCSC and it appeared he would return to school after he was bypassed during June’s Major League Baseball amateur draft. But the Yankees maintained their interest in the left-handed hitting first baseman while he played this summer for the Seattle Studs, a select collegiate team.
Steiger played third base at South before signing with Washington State. He played one season for the Cougars before sitting out the 2011 season. Steiger then transferred to Sierra College in California, where he was teammates with former South pitcher Collin Monagle, before moving onto LCSC.
He now will report to the Yankees’ Gulf Coast League team in Tampa, Fla.