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Toyota High School Athlete of the Week- Skaneateles star Cregg Scherrer

Cregg Scherrer has 74 strikeouts in just 33 innings of work, all while batting .368 this year (Matt Hauswirth)

When you hear the last name of this week's Toyota High School Athlete of the Week, another sport outside of his bread and butter may come to mind initially.

Of course, golf fans in Central New York are raising their hands, remembering the last name Scherrer as in Tom Scherrer of the PGA Tour.

Turns out, his son is a heck of an athlete as well.

Cregg Scherrer is a senior star for Skaneateles Baseball. When we say star, we're not just throwing a term out there.

The Albany-bound Scherrer has a whopping 74 strikeouts in just 33 innings of work this season.

Yes, that's more than 2 strikeouts per inning, on average.

Cregg struck out 15 Solvay batters in a complete seven inning game. He fanned 12 in games against Marcellus and Weedsport in which he did not exceed five innings pitched.

Oh, and he started the season with 15 strikeouts in 6 innings against Bishop Grimes.

By the way, he's batting .368 this season.

The stats are certainly staggering but it's his leadership on and off the field that has his coaches and teammates raving about his meaning to Lakers Baseball.

Skaneateles enjoyed a 16-2 regular season and now has its sights set on the playoffs, thanks largely in part to Scherrer and the rest of the senior class.

The Lakers, and the rest of Section III, learns its fate after the Sectional Tournament meeting is held on Sunday.

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