Arizona's Chambers Named Pac-10 Softball Player of the Week and Fowler Named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week
April 19, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.- ARIZONA junior catcher Stacie Chambers was named Pac-10 Softball Player of the Week and teammate freshman pitcher Kenzie Fowler was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Chambers, a native of Glendale, Ariz., hit .500 in a three-game sweep of Stanford with three home runs and and seven RBI. In the first game of the series, Chambers hit a run-scoring double in a 3-2 win, while also nabbing 10 putouts behind the plate defensively. She then blasted two home runs for three RBI in a 10-2 run-rule victory. In the final game of the series, Chambers added a three-run home run to help Arizona earn a 5-4 win. Overall she holds a conference-leading batting average of .500.
Fowler picked up three wins in the circle over the weekend in a sweep of Stanford. In the first two games of the series the Tucson, Ariz. native tossed two complete game victories. In game one Fowler struck out nine and allowed four hits in a 3-2 win. She followed on Saturday by tossing a two hitter and had plenty of support on the offensive side as the Wildcats won 10-2 in six innings. In the series finale she entered in relief and gave up just one run in 4.2 innings pitched to earn a 5-4 victory, her third of the weekend. On the season the freshman holds a 24-5 record.
For Chambers this is her third career Player of the Week honor and it is Fowler’s second career accolade. Overall Arizona now has a league leading 130 Pac-10 Player of the Week selections.
Player: Lindsey Ziegenhirt, CAL; Neena Bryant, ORE; Shannon Koplitz, STAN; GiOnna DiSalvatore, UCLA
Pitcher: Valerie Arioto, CAL; Samantha Skillingstad, ORE; Whitney Baker, 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, 3/16-K’Lee Arredondo, ARIZ; 3/22- Taylor Smith, WASH; 3/29- Samantha Pappas, ORE; 4/5- Alissa Haber, STAN; 4/12 - Monique Fuiava, ORE
Pitcher: 2/16-Danielle Lawrie, WASH; 2/23-Donna Kerr, UCLA; 3/2-Danielle Lawrie, WASH; 3/9-Valerie Arioto, CAL; 3/16-Kenzie Fowler, ARIZ; 3/22- Teagan Gerhart, STAN; 3/29- Jessica, Moore, ORE; 4/5- Danielle Lawrie, WASH; 4/12 - Danielle Lawrie, WASH