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7   Mark Hallberg
Mark Hallberg

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Barron, WI

Last College:
Illinois-Chicago

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 170

Position:
SS

B/T:
R/R


2007 MLB Draft: Drafted in the 9th round (283rd overall pick) by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

2007: All-ACC First-Team in 2007...named to the Tallahassee Regional All-Region team...started all 62 games at shortstop in 2007 hitting from the leadoff spot in the first six...recorded a career-high 16-game hitting streak (4/8 - 5/11)...registered multi-hit games in 33 of 62 games this season, second most on the team...collected five hits in game two against Maryland becoming the first Seminole with five hits in a game since 2003...one of three Seminoles with three triples on the season...scored at least one run in 42 of 62 games and went seven straight games of scoring a run (3/18 - 3/30)...went 12 straight games to start the season without committing an error and topped that with a 16-game errorless streak (3/3 - 4/1) - committed just seven errors all season long in 276 chances...in the series finale against Tennessee, was recognized by the NCAA as the nation's toughest batter to strikeout in 2006...struck out just 20 times in 2007...finished third on the team in RBI's with 56...successfully advanced runners 107 of 174 times at the plate, which led the team in that category...posted a team-high 17 sacrifices on the year, tied for the third most in a single season...turned 45 double plays on the season including 35 with teammate Tony Thomas, Jr.

AT UIC: Earned his second All-Horizon League First Team honors in 2006...hit .373 and batted .403 in the Horizon League...ranked first in the NCAA as the nation's hardest batter to strike out...Hallberg was only retired six times on strikes all season in 217 at bats...his average of one strikeout per 36 at bats was seven better than the second-best player in the NCAA in that category...the only UIC player to start all 55 games for the Flames in 2006...compiled a 17-game hit streak between March 19 and April 15 as the UIC lead-off hitter...had 81 hits, scored 56 runs, 19 doubles, a triple, three home runs and drew 36 walks in 2006...Hallberg slugged .512 and posted an on base percentage of .462...2005 All-Horizon League First Team selection and a member of the 2005 Horizon League All-Newcomer Team...named a `Louisville Slugger' Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball newspaper...batted .354 with three homers and 42 RBIs, including 84 hits, which is good for second in UIC history for a single season...had a team-season best 23-game hitting streak, spanning from April 16th to May 15th...reached base safely in 52 out of 60 games...ranked in the top 10 in the Horizon League in several offensive categories, including: hits (84, 1st), runs scored (54, 1st), total bases (112, 2nd), doubles (15, t-5th) and RBIs (42, 5th)...recorded a base hit in 49 out of 60 contests...his 54 runs were the fourth-most in school-history for a single-season...set a single-season, school-record with 237 at-bats...was the fourth-hardest batter in the nation to strike out, only fanning one time per every 21.5 at-bats.

HIGH SCHOOL: Competed for the Eau Claire Cavaliers following his high school career...named the team MVP and the team's best first-year player...also selected as the team's Most Popular Player by the fans...hit .356 and drove in 26 runs, while successful on 14 of 15 stolen base attempts for Eau Claire...propelled the Barron Golden Bears to three regional championships, two sectional championships, two state tournament appearances and two Heart of the North conference championships...garnered 2004 Northwest Wisconsin Player of the Year honors...three-time all-state, all-district and all-conference selection...did not strike out during his junior and senior years...set school records for doubles in a season (16) and career (33); hits for a season (41) and career (112); career batting average (.455); consecutive games without a strikeout (48) and consecutive at-bats without a strikeout (195) and career triples (9)...as a junior, led Golden Bears in batting average (.493), hits (35) and triples (3)...as a senior led Barron in doubles (16), triples (3), hits (41), batting average (.471) and runs (42)...was undefeated on the mound as a senior, going 5-0 with three saves, an ERA of 0.80 and 20 K's in 26 innings of work...as a sophomore, led Barron in hitting (.437) and was an All-State Honorable Mention selection, First-Team All-District, and Most Valuable Defensive Player, leading the Golden Bears to a berth in the state finals...served as a two-year captain and two-time team MVP for Barron soccer team...led the state in scoring with 45 goals as a senior...selected to play in the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association Shriners All-Star game...two-year captain for Barron basketball team...selected as team MVP as a junior...was a All-Heart of the North First Team selection as a senior...selected to play in the Western Wis., Senior All-Star Basketball Classic...four-time Athlete of the Year and one-time, Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2003-04)...earned 12 varsity letters during high school...was a national USTA qualifier in tennis and won gold and silver medals in the U.S. State Games in 2000.

PERSONAL: Born on December 9, 1985...son of Monti and Julie Hallberg...major is undecided.

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