Boise State Football

Ex-Boise State linebacker Joe Martarano sent back to Eugene

Former Boise State linebacker Joe Martarano returns home as pro baseball player

Fruitland native and former Boise State linebacker Joe Martarano left the Broncos this spring to chase a professional baseball career. He returned home to the Treasure Valley as a member of the Eugene Emeralds as they took on the Boise Hawks in th
Up Next
Fruitland native and former Boise State linebacker Joe Martarano left the Broncos this spring to chase a professional baseball career. He returned home to the Treasure Valley as a member of the Eugene Emeralds as they took on the Boise Hawks in th

The Chicago Cubs sent former Boise State linebacker Joe Martarano back to the Eugene Emeralds of the short-season A Northwest League on Saturday.

The Fruitland native was promoted to Low-A South Bend a week earlier. But the 22-year-old first baseman/outfielder was 4-for-24 (.167) in his first week at the full-season level.

Martarano started the season in Eugene and hit .366 in 12 games. He left the Boise State football team in March to focus on his baseball career full time.

The Boise Hawks next host Eugene for a three-game series Aug. 8-10.

Michael Lycklama: 208-377-6424, @MichaelLycklama

  Comments