LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After incomes Southeastern Convention accolades on Monday, Alabama fifth-year senior Montana Fouts was acknowledged nationally on Tuesday for her stellar week within the circle, incomes Wilson/NFCA D1 Pitcher of the Week honors.
The weekly recognition by the Nationwide Fastpitch Coaches Affiliation is the primary of Fouts’ profession, who was the 2021 NFCA Pitcher of the 12 months. It’s the ninth NFCA weekly award in program historical past, with Kaylee Tow as the newest honoree on Feb. 23, 2021. Fouts is the primary Crimson Tide pitcher to be acknowledged since Alexis Osorio on March 13, 2018.
Fouts threw 19 shutout innings this week throughout three begins, permitting simply 4 hits and 4 walks whereas hanging out 36. After six shutout innings on Wednesday vs. Southern Miss and a complete-game shutout vs. Longwood on Saturday, she saved her greatest efficiency for final with a six-inning good sport within the rematch in opposition to the Lancers on Sunday. The proper sport is the eighth in program historical past and the third for Fouts, beforehand contributing to a mixed good sport at Alabama State (Feb. 12, 2021) and throwing a solo good sport in opposition to UCLA on the Ladies’s School World Sequence (June 4, 2021). The Grayson, Ky., native had double-digit strikeouts in every sport this week, pushing her previous 100 Ks for the season.
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