Spencer, Fisher Among Newest Softball Hall Of Fame Inductees
Two players with ties to the Cedar Valley are among the newest inductees to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union's Softball Hall of Fame. Former Waterloo West star Jadyn Spencer and ex-UNI standout Jamie Fisher of BCLUW will be enshrined at the state tournament in Fort Dodge Friday night (July 22, 2016).
* Jadyn Spencer played for the Wahawks from 2007 to 2011. She was a five-year starter and five-time all-state selection for Waterloo West, hitting 10 or more home runs in each of her last three seasons. Her 54 career blasts were the best all-time in Iowa history until the record was eclipsed last year.
As a sophomore, Spencer hit .561 while leading the Wahawks to their first-ever trip to the State Softball Tournament. As a junior, she posted a .613 batting average with 16 home runs and 59 runs batted in (RBI).
Spencer's final season was her finest. She earned Class 4A Co-Player of the Year honors while batting .625 with 17 home runs. She also stole a Class-4A best 44 bases and had 73 walks and 37 RBI.
After high school, Spencer signed with perennial power Alabama and played a key role on the Crimson Tide’s national championship team. Before her collegiate career ended, Spencer played in two more College Softball World Series. She enjoyed her best season in 2014, when she hit .339 and led the team in home runs and RBI.
* Jamie Fisher pitched for BCLUW from 2006 to 2010 and is one of just 36 players in Iowa history with 150 or more career victories in the circle. Fisher won 35 or more games in three of the four seasons she played, finishing with a 150-15 career mark.
Fisher pitched every inning of each regional and state softball game that BCLUW played in during her five-year career. She led the Comets to back-to-back state championships in 2009 and 2010, pitching 42 innings and allowing just one run while striking out 75 batters in six state tournament games.
When her high school career was finished, Fisher had 1,796 career strikeouts. She was a three-time all-state selection and named Iowa’s Gatorade Softball Player of the Year in 2010.
Fisher signed with the UNI Panthers and became the program's career leader in strikeouts during her sophomore year. She compiled a record of 79-44 with 767 career strikeouts at UNI. Fisher was a two-time first team all-Missouri Valley Conference selection and helped the Panthers reach the NCAA Tournament in 2013.
Fisher and Spencer are part of a four-member 2016 Hall of Fame class that also includes former Solon star Jenny Schuelke and ex-Garnavillo standout Traci Helle.
- For more information on the 2016 Hall of Fame class, CLICK HERE.