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FASTPITCH SOFTBALL -- COACHING -- Career Highlights

  • Scherzer was one of the most highly regarded softball players on the women’s fastpitch scene during a sparkling 28-year career.
  • She led her teams to national prominence. A powerful cleanup hitter who doubled as the pitching ace, Scherzer excelled at the highest level while competing in seven national championships.
  • She was a two-time national fastpitch tournament MVP, leading Danny’s Market to the title in 1975 and sparking a runner-up finish in 1977 while going 6-0 and batting a tourney-high .464.
  • She also threw a 15-inning gem in the 1976 national and a one-hitter in the 1979 national.
  • During a career that spanned 1956-84, she was part of nine state championship teams, including Amelith St. John in 1958, 1959 and 1960, Drewry’s in 1962 and 1963 and Danny’s Market in 1974, 1975 and 1977.
  • She closed out her fastpitch career by pitching a Saginaw-based team to the 1984 Class B state title.
  • A retired math teacher, she also coached youth softball and varsity softball at Freeland High School.

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