Arizona freshman Fowler earns national honorby Anthony Gimino on Mar. 16, 2010, under Sports
It’s safe to bet that this won’t be the last of these honors: Arizona freshman pitcher Kenzie Fowler has been chosen as Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I National Player of the Week.
Fowler won four games last week, not allowing a run in 21 innings. She struck out 33, allowed nine hits, walked three and held opponents to a .118 batting average. Fowler stuck 17 in a one-hit shutout against Creighton.
Fowler, a two-time Gatorade national Player of the Year from Canyon del Oro High Schools, also was selected the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week. Arizona senior shortstop K’Lee Arredondo was chosen the Pac-10 Player of the Week.
The competition increases this week for Fowler (15-0, 0.84 ERA) and the second-ranked Wildcats (22-1), starting Thursday at the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif.
Arizona will play 24th-ranked Louisville and fourth-ranked Michigan on Thursday, takes on 11th-ranked Oklahoma on Friday, New Mexico on Saturday and Virginia on Sunday.
Freshman third baseman Brigette Del Ponte leads Arizona in batting average (.491), home runs (nine) and RBIs (36).