Two Utah softball players earned weekly Pac-12 honors as the Utes (26-13) continue to progress through their season. Utah pitcher Katie Donovan picked up Pac-12 Pitcher of the week, while outfielder Kay Kay Fronda was named player of the week.
Donovan is 14-7 on the season with a 1.84 ERA. She is the engine of Utah's pitching staff, having pitched 125.1 innings this season, good for fourth in the Pac-12. Her strikeout total of 114 is sixth in the Pac-12. Recently Donovan picked up wins against in state rival Weber State and no. 22 ranked Arizona State in addition to notching a save. A sophomore, this is Donovan's first pitcher of the week award. Last season she was named freshman of the week twice. She is the first Utah pitcher to win Pac-12 player of the week since Sammy Cordova did in 2014.
In the outfield, Utah junior Kay Kay Fronda was on fire at the plate this week, batting .667 with four hits and 9 total bases. She slugged 1.500 and had an on base percentage of .571. The past week was a great week for Fronda, as she surpassed her season averages in most statistical categories. For the season, Fronda is hitting .250 with four homeruns and 14 RBI's. She is slugging .500 with an on base percentage of .351. Fronda is the first Utah player to win Pac-12 player of the week award since Hannah Flippen won a pair last season.
Utah softball is on a four game winning streak heading into tonight's game. The Utes will be going for a sweep in their series against the no. 22 Sun devils at Dumke Family Stadium. Utah is 7-4 in the Pac-12 with a little less than a month to play. Utah will wrap the season up with home series against Stanford and UCLA and road trips to the northwest to play Washington and Oregon. Tonight's game takes place at 7 pm MT.