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July 29, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Edmonds-Woodway’s Austin Jones signs with the Yankees

When Edmonds-Woodway first baseman Austin Jones was selected in the seventh round — with the 239th pick — of baseball’s first-year player draft he knew he would face a difficult decision.

He could either sign a professional contract or head to the University of Arizona to play college baseball. According the Everett Herald, Jones decided to sign Thursday.

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On the day he was drafted, Jones told me it would be the “biggest decision of my life.”

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Jones will start his professional career in the Gulf Coast League, playing for the GCL Yankees where he could run into former Shorewood standout starter Blake Snell, who is pitching for the GCL Rays.

Snell is 0-1 with a 4.22 ERA through six appearances, five starts. He’s thrown 10 2/3 innings so far this year after being selected by Tampa Bay with the 52nd pick.

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