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#41 Marcus Heemstra
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rock Valley, Iowa
High School: Rock Valley H.S.
Major: Mathematics
Experience: 3 Letters
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Marcus will focus solely on baseball this season after completing a successful career on the basketball court during the 2013-14 campaign …honored as a Summit League Distinguished Scholar and as a member of the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence in both basketball and baseball

Joined the Jackrabbit baseball team in April and made seven appearances out of the bullpen ... struck out one batter in scoreless inning in season debut versus Mount Marty (4/8) ... recorded season-high two strikeouts four times, starting with outing of 1 2/3 innings against Air Force (4/12) ... fanned two batters in 1 1/3 shutout innings at Iowa (4/26) ... pitched two shutout 
innings, fanning two batters, versus Western Illinois (5/11) ...struck out two in three shutout innings at North Dakota State in regular season finale (5/17)

Redshirted for baseball

Appeared in 10 games — all out of the bullpen — and did not factor in any decisions ... posted consecutive two-inning, scoreless outings in wins over Minnesota (4/11) and North Dakota (4/18) ... pitched in four Summit League contests, including turning in a scoreless inning with a strikeout versus Oral Roberts (4/27)

Added depth in the Jackrabbit bullpen, 
making 11 appearances with one start ... struck out season-high four in two scoreless innings in collegiate debut at Northern Colorado (3/18) ... credited with first collegiate victory after pitching 3 1/3 innings in relief at Western Illinois (4/10) ... was winning pitcher in series opener at Centenary (La.) (4/15) ... ran record to 3-0 as he threw season-high 5 1/3 innings in relief at North Dakota State, allowing two runs and striking out three (5/10) ...  made lone start of season at North Dakota, hurling 4 2/3 innings in losing effort (5/17) ... allowed only one run in three innings of relief in regular season finale against IPFW (5/20)

Lettered four times in basketball from 2011-14 ... played in 118 career games with eight starts... played on two NCAA Tournament teams (2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons) ... averaged 1.5 points and 1.5 rebounds per game as a freshman, 
followed by averaged of 2.6 points and 2.1 rebounds as a sophomore ... shot 55.9 percent from the field during his junior season, when he posted averages of 4.2 points and 2.7 rebounds per game ... contributed 5.1 points and 3.3 rebounds per game as a senior, scoring in double figures three times while shooting 50.8 percent from the field and 81.8 percent at the free throw line

Posted 9-1 record with 0.87 earned run average as a prep senior, following an 8-1 mark and 0.74 ERA as a junior for back-to-back conference championship teams at Rock Valley High School ... three-time all-conference honoree and two-time all-state selection ... batted .394 as a junior and .462 as a senior ... in basketball, averaged 19.3 points, 9.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game his senior season en route to all-state recognition ... also lettered in football ... graduated with high honors and was a member of the National Honor Society ... academic all-state selection