SEATTLE – (June 29) Aaron Stroosma will take his baseball career into the profressional ranks as the senior officially signed with the Seattle Mariners Thursday.

"We are so proud of Aaron's opportunity to sign and become a professional baseball player," said SU Head Coach Donny Harrel. "His work ethic and positive attitude was not only a great benefit to our program, but was obviously recognized by the Mariners as well. He will represent their organization well."

Stroosma, a Sedro Woolley, Wash., native, joined the Redhawks for his final season of collegiate eligibility in 2017. He had made previous stops at Bellevue College and Liberty University. He was the only Seattle U player to start all 56 games, primarily in left field. He batted .317 with a .405 on-base percentage and .438 slugging percentage. He led the team with five home runs, 41 RBIs and 71 hits, and led the Western Athletic Conference with 19 stolen bases.

Stroosma becomes the second former Redhawk currently in the Mariners' organization. Former RHP Ted Hammond, a Shoreline, Wash., native, is currently on the roster for the Everett AquaSox, the Mariners' Short-Season A affiliate.