Katie Slaughter

Katie Slaughter

University of Arkansas at Monticello junior Katie Slaughter has been named the Great American Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week after going 3-0 in the circle, including a pair of shutouts last week for the Cotton Blossoms.

Slaughter gave up just one run in 23 innings pitched throughout the week, while striking out 13 and walking just one batter.

The Austin, Texas native began her pitcher of the week campaign giving up just one run, while striking out six and walking none in a 6-1 road-win over Southern Arkansas last Wednesday.

Over the weekend, Slaughter tossed a pair of shutouts in UAM’s four-game series against Southern Nazarene at home. She kept the Crimson Storm off the board on Friday on five hits with five strikeouts and no walks. On Saturday, UAM posted its second 4-0 shutout win over SNU with Slaughter’s complete-game effort, allowing six hits with a pair of strikeouts and one walk.