Updated: August 26, 2015
Career Highlights: Became just the second true freshman at the school to lead the team in saves (min. 4), as he and Brad Clontz (1990) both saved five ... Joined Charlie Gillian (r-Fr., 1994, 12 saves) as the only three freshman to have finshed the season with the outright lead in saves (min. 4).
2015: Appeared in 27 games (first on the team) all out of the bullpen … Had a 4.73 ERA in a total of 45.2 innings, struck out 56 batters (second), walked 28, and posted a 1-3 record with a team-high four saves … Finished a team-high 13 games … Opponents hit .295 against him and allowed just 11 extra-base hits (10 doubles and one home run) … Threw at least 1.0 inning in 24 appearances, including a career-high five versus Georgia Tech (April 5) and did not allow an earned run in 12 of them … Inherited 16 runners (second most on the team) and allowed eight to score for a 50.0 percent held rate … Struck out at least two batters 15 times, including at least five batters four times … Pitched a total of 27 scoreless innings, including 4.2 consecutive … Also, threw five perfect frames, struck out the side twice, and, at one point, retired seven straight batters ... Had two double plays turned behind him, both GDPs … In the NCAA, was ranked 125th in appearances ... His 17 appearances in ACC-only games was second in the league.
2014: Appeared in 25 games (second on the team) all out of the bullpen … Had a 4.05 ERA in a total of 40.0 innings, struck out 25 batters, walked 16, and posted a 2-2 record with a team-high five saves … Finished a team-high 14 games … Opponents hit just .257 against him and allowed just eight extra-base hits (five doubles and three triples) … Threw at least 1.0 inning in 21 appearances and did not allow an earned run in 13 of them … Inherited 22 runners (second most on the team) and allowed just seven to score for a 68.2 percent held rate … Struck out at least two batters five times … Pitched a total of 26 scoreless innings, including 7.1 consecutive … Also, threw 13 perfect frames, struck out the side twice, and, at one point, retired 11 straight batters ... Had six double plays turned behind him, all GDPs ... In the NCAA, was ranked 158th in saves.
High School: Earned varsity letters all four years while playing for Coach Gregg Conner at Powhatan … Named all-district all four years, while being named all-region three times … As a senior, named second team all-state after tossing 46 innings with 70 strikeouts, a 2.50 ERA and 4-3 record … Helped the Indians to the state title in 2012.
Personal: Luke Scherzer … Born February 24, 1995 in Richmond, Virginia … Son of Peter and Vanessa Scherzer … Has an older brother, Sam, and younger sister, Olivia … Majoring in criminology.