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Brewers farmhand Zach Hirsch makes case for promotion before friendly crowd

Brewers farmhand Zach Hirsch makes case for promotion before friendly crowd

When St. Charles North grad Zach Hirsch strolled to the mound last Thursday at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva to pitch for Wisconsin, he realized what kind of journey he took to get there. Hirsch had elbow surgery when he arrived at the University of Nebraska, and went on to a successful four-year career with the Cornhuskers. When he was chosen by Milwaukee in the 19th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft, he was already on the verge of turning 24 years old, a late start to a professional career. "It was tough early on at Nebraska, but I think everything happens for a reason," Hirsch said. "I had a wonderful time at Nebraska for five years (including a...

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