Rutherford HS

August 11, 2014
By Edward Kensik
Correspondent – South Bergenite

RUTHERFORD – Some say that it is better the second time around. That would be the case for Rutherford’s Max Herrmann this past spring.

The 6-foot-3-inch, 210-pound southpaw had a huge year in the pen at Rutgers University baseball, just a year after a backlog of pitchers at the University of Rhode Island made him look elsewhere.

With the help of a coach for his 2013 summer team in Hampton, New York, Herrmann had his eye for New Brunswick and it could not have been a better move.

When making the decision to attend the University of Rhode Island, the Rutherford native had looked at Rutgers-New Brunswick and Northeastern University for college. He opted for Rhode Island.

But after the dust settled for this past spring as a redshirt freshman at Rutgers, Herrmann would be named the NCAA Division 1 Fireman of the year by the New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association as well as the NJCBA’s all-state rookie team while appearing in a team-high 22 games with a 3-0 record and an ERA of 2.57. “Things really worked out in the end,” said Herrmann last week.

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