White Sox tap Cunningham in 6th round

Former South Kitsap High School star Aaron Cunningham was taken by the Chicago White Sox in the sixth round of Tuesday’s Major League Baseball draft.

Cunningham, 19, is currently a freshman at Everett Community College, for whom nearly won the NWAACC triple crown this season by batting a league-leading .465 with 10 home runs. His 54 RBIs were good for second in the league.

Cunningham, a right-handed hitting outfielder, signed with Everett Community College when he failed to receive any major college offers.

As soon as he and the White Sox agree on contract terms, Cunningham is expected to report to one of the team’s two rookie teams — in Great Falls, Mont., or Bristol, Va.

Cunningham was the only Kitsap County player taken during the 50-round draft, despite hopes that SKHS grads Travis Vetters, who plays for the University of Portland, and Matt Einspahr of the University of California-Berkeley might draw interest.

Highly regarded North Kitsap pitching prospect Jared Prince was also passed over because of his commitment to play next season for Washington State University.

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