‘Hawks’ junior first baseman Marty Herum could join MLB organization


By Kevin Cunningham and Andrea Sidlauskas


UW-Whitewater sophomore Jack Herum, brother of junior Marty Herum, made an unverified announcement on Twitter earlier today about his brother joining the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball organization.

Jack’s tweet read, “Marty Herum is now with the D-Backs… Hell yeah!! The party begins!!”

Marty Herum has been a member of the UW-Whitewater baseball team for two seasons and has racked up a number of impressive accolades as an athlete.

Herum primarily played first base this past season for the Warhawks. Herum hit .413 in 42 games this season. He totaled four triples, five stolen bases, 48 runs scored, 43 RBI’s and seven home runs in the 42 games. Herum led the ’Hawks to a 35-9 record and a WIAC regular season championship.

The sophomore at the time was named 2013 D3baseball.com Division-III Second Team All-America. He was also named the D3baseball.com Midwest Region Player of the Year this season, Rookie of the Year in 2012 and WIAC Position Player of the Year for the second straight season. The All-American led the ’Hawks in seven offensive categories and to the team’s sixth consecutive appearance in the NCAA D-III tournament.

Herum is a River Falls native that attended River Falls High School. Herum has most recently played for the Lakeshore Chinooks, a member of the Northwoods League. On his roster biography for uwwsports.com, his dream job is to play in the MLB.

The Royal Purple is in the process of contacting Herum for comment. Stay tuned for updates as more information becomes available by following us on Twitter @RP_Sports.

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