After contributing to a perfect game as part of 12.0 shutout innings in the circle last weekend, Alabama softball’s Montana Fouts has been named this week’s SEC Pitcher of the Week.
Fouts opened the 2021 season going 12-up, 12-down over 4.0 innings against Alabama State on Friday, paired with a shutout fifth inning from Sarah Cornell for the fifth perfect game in program history. Fouts followed that performance with a complete-game shutout over Louisville on Sunday, allowing just one hit and one walk across seven innings of work with 11 strikeouts, one shy of her career high. In total, she fanned 20 batters across 11.0 innings of work on opening weekend.
The weekly conference award is the sixth of Fouts’ career, previously winning Pitcher of the Week once and Freshman of the Week four times in 2019. Alabama has now claimed 42 Pitcher of the Week honors in program history.