All-America Pitcher Izzy Regner Inks With Ferris State Softball
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University softball program recently inked standout pitcher Izzy Regner (Elkhorn, Wis.), who will join the program this coming fall as part of FSU's 2023 recruiting class.
This past season, Regner earned National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-America Third Team recognition at Grand Rapids Community College where she led the nation in strikeouts during regular-season play.
"Izzy will make an immediate impact on our pitching staff," said FSU head coach Jake Schumann. "Her ability to work all zones from the right side will compliment the two lefties on our staff quite well.
"We are extremely excited for what Izzy is going to bring to Bulldog Nation," he added.
Regner helped GRCC finish the 2023 season with a 25-18 overall record while earning the squad a share of the program's first conference championship since 1999. The Raiders also finished as the runner-up in the NJCAA Region XII Tournament.
A native of Elkhorn, Wis., Regner finished her lone season at GRCC as one of the country's top pitchers, finishing second among all NJCAA Division II pitchers by averaging 11.7 strikeouts per seven innings of action. She was also third in the nation for shutouts with eight and finished the campaign with a 1.36 earned run average while posting a 20-5 mark in 29 appearances. She had 19 games of 10 or more strikeouts, including a career-high 16 versus Mott Community College in the regional tournament.
Additionally, Regner also ranked as one of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association's (MCCAA) top hitters, posting a .434 batting average, 16 doubles, five home runs and a .690 slugging figure.
Along with earning All-America honors, Regner also claimed all-region, all-conference and All-MCCAA recognition this past season. She garnered all-tournament honors in the regional tournament and was named to the Northern Conference All-Freshman team.
The Bulldogs concluded the 2023 season with their most wins in seven years under Schumann's direction. FSU reached the GLIAC Tournament this season and finished in the top four of the league standings during regular-season play. Ferris State finished regular-season play this year by winning three of its last four contests and five of the final eight games overall.