TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (rolltide.com) — For the third time this season, Alabama pitcher Montana Fouts was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.
The Grayson, Ky., native earned two wins in the circle and a save in three appearances last week. She threw 2.0 shutout innings on Tuesday against South Alabama for her first career save, striking out four while allowing just one hit. On Friday, she went the distance in her SEC debut against Missouri, striking out seven while holding the Tigers to one run on two hits. She claimed her second win of the weekend in Sunday’s series finale, throwing 4.0 innings with two earned runs on three hits.
This season, Fouts is 10-0, including ranked wins over Arizona and Minnesota, with a 0.74 ERA. She has struck out 83 batters over 66.0 innings pitched, allowing just seven earned runs and eight walks.
With this week’s SEC Freshman of the Week award, Fouts joins Kayla Braud (2013) and Charlotte Morgan (2007) as the only three-time winners in program history. Alabama has now earned 22 Freshman of the Week accolades since the award’s introduction in 2007.
This week, Alabama spends its spring break in Honolulu, Hawai’I at the Rainbow Wahine Classic. The Tide opens play in the Aloha State Wednesday, March 13 against SIUE at 6 p.m. CT.