By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD — Major League Baseball pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was inducted into the Marshfield Area Baseball and Softball Hall of Fame class of 2017 along with five local standouts during a ceremony held at the Marshfield Eagles Club Jan. 28.
The induction ceremony honored one softball and three baseball players as well as two individuals for their dedication to area programs.
Zimmermann grew up in Auburndale, where he played four years on the varsity team. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point before being drafted by the Washington Nationals. Zimmermann currently pitches for the Detroit Tigers.
Other athletes inducted to the class of 2017include Dave A. Hinker, Greenwood, men’s softball; Jim Parmalee, Marshfield, men’s baseball; and Ed Haumschild, Auburndale, men’s baseball.
Two local supporters were also recognized for their efforts to community programs. Marlyn Laabs, Marshfield, received the Bob Holubets Memorial Award, and Marvin Kohlbeck, Pittsville, was presented with the Lifetime Recognition Award.