Arizona'a Arredondo and Fowler Named Pac-10 Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week

March 16, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA senior shortstop K’Lee Arredondo was named Pac-10 Player of the Week and freshman teammate Kenzie Fowler was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for March 8-14, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. 

Arredondo, a native of Tempe, Ariz., batted .600 with nine hits for nine RBI in five wins during the Arizona’s Wildcat Invitational over the weekend. The senior hit her first two home runs of the season, with a 1.000 slugging percentage, while also drawing four walks. In a win over Northern Colorado, Arredondo went 3-for-3, knocking in three runs, drawing a walk and scoring twice. Against Illinois-Chicago, Arredondo also went 3-for-3, adding one home run and three putouts defensively. She upped her season batting average from .333 to .389 on the weekend, helping Arizona maintain a winning streak that now stands at 15 games. 

Fowler pitched four shutout games in a 6-0 week for the Wildcats. The Tucson, Ariz. native struck out a combined 33 batters, while only allowing nine hits and three walks to the opposition. She held opponents to a .118 batting average, while her offense backed her up with 39 runs. Against Creighton, Fowler had her best game of the weekend, striking out 17 batters, one short of her career high and allowing only one hit in an Arizona win. She capped off her stellar weekend with a five-strikeout, one-hit win over Minnesota. Overall Fowler’s record sits at 15-0 on the season. For her outstanding weekend, Fowler was named the Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week. 

These are Arizona’s 127th and 128th weekly Pac-10 honors, and the first of their careers for Arredondo and Fowler. 

Also Nominated: 
Player: Caylyn Carlson, ASU; Vernae Sevilla, CAL; Carlyn Re, ORE; Lea Cavestany, OSU; Julie Burney, UCLA; Kimi Pohlman, WASH

Pitcher: Hillary Bach, ASU; Valerie Arioto, CAL; Samantha Skillingstad, ORE; Paige Hall, OSU; Donna Kerr, UCLA; Danielle Lawrie, WASH

Previous Winners :
Player: 2/16-Mary Claire Brenner, OSU; 2/23-GiOnna DiSalvatore, UCLA; 3/2-Allie Burger, ORE; 3/9-Brigette DelPonte, ARIZ

Pitcher: 2/16-Danielle Lawrie, WASH; 2/23-Donna Kerr, UCLA; 3/2-Danielle Lawrie, WASH; 3/9-Valerie Arioto, CAL

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