Former Wildcats sweep WIAC baseball honors
Former River Falls High School teammates Marty Herum and JP Feyereisen swept the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Baseball Player of the Week awards for the first week of April, the league announced Tuesday, April 9.
Herum, a sophomore first baseman at UW-Whitewater, was named the WIAC Position Player of the Week while Feyereisen, a righthanded sophomore at UW-Stevens Point was named the league's Pitcher of the Week.
In six games for Whitewater last week, Herum went 10-for-24 (.458), with 10 runs scored and 10 RBI to help the Warhawks to a 6-0 record. He also walked five times. With runners on base, he was 9-for 17 (.529) in advancing the runner(s).
In a game against UW-Platteville on April 3, Herum's triple in the seventh inning provided the game winning run. Against UW-Superior on April 5, he hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh to end the game on the run-differential rule. Herum had a .984 fielding percentage at first base (one error in 63 chances) in the six games.
Feyereisen recorded the win on the mound for the Pointers April 5 against UW-Platteville, allowing just four hits and one run in eight innings pitched. He used nine strikeouts to tally his first win of the season and improve his season ERA to 1.96.