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Herum signed by Arizona Diamondbacks

Former Wildcat all-state baseball player and two-time Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year Marty Herum of River Falls signed a pro contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks Thursday, July 25.

Herum reported to the Diamondbacks Arizona Rookie League team in Scottsdale, Ariz., Friday, July 26.

Herum finished his sophomore season at UW-Whitewater this past spring, where he batted .413 in 42 games with seven home runs and 43 RBI.

Herum was named to the 2013 Division-III All-American Second Team and was also named the Midwest Region Player of the Year while earning WIAC Player of the Year honors for the second straight season. In 2012, he was named D3baseball Midwest Region Rookie of the Year.

Following the collegiate season, Herum played briefly with the Lakeshore Chinooks of the Northwoods League before returning for his third season with the River Falls Fighting Fish of the St. Croix Valley Baseball League. In nine games with the Fish this summer, Herum batted .657 (25-for-38) with six doubles, two triples and 15 RBI.

See the Aug. 1 print edition of the River Falls Journal for the complete story.

Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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