FARGO — The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks announced Tuesday, Jan. 26, that the club has signed former Concordia Cobbers pitcher Austin Ver Steeg to a contract, per a release on the Cobbers athletics website.
Ver Steeg, a 2020 Concordia graduate, was 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA in three starts and 18 innings in the shortened 2020 season. He finished his Cobbers career with a 2.14 ERA and 117 strikeouts in 142.2 innings pitched.
Ver Steeg earned back-to-back All-Region honors in 2018 and 2019. Additionally, Ver Steeg was named to the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic All-Conference Team in 2018 and 2019.
He led the Cobbers pitching staff in ERA in both the 2018 and 2019 campaigns. Ver Steeg finished 2019 with a 1.41 ERA in 44.2 innings pitched. He also led the team in walk-plus-hits/innings pitched (WHIP) with a 0.895 mark. Ver Steeg started eight games in 2019 and went 3-4 on the season. He struck out 43, and held opponents to five extra base hits and a .194 batting average.
The RedHawks are managed by current Cobbers head baseball coach Chris Coste.