Amanda Fischer Named Louisville Slugger Division III Softball Player of the Week

STARKVILLE, Miss. (Blugolds.com) - UW-Eau Claire softball outfielder Amanda Fischer (Fr.-Wausau, Wis./West) has been named the Louisville Slugger Division III National Player of the Week for games played April 23-29, National Fastpitch Coaches Association officials announced today.

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The Wausau, Wis., native played a key role in helping the Blugolds secure the Wisconsin Intercolliage Athletic Association title for the first time since 2006. In a week where the Blugolds went 8-0, including a 6-0 record in conference play, Fischer finished with nine hits, which included three homers, one triple and one double, and had a team-high 14 RBI.

Against UW-Oshkosh on Saturday, she hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the third in both games, and the Blugolds went on to win game one 10-3 and game two 10-6. She also hit a home run against UW-Superior on Monday, a game the Blugolds won 4-2. For the week, Fischer finished with 10 runs and 21 total bases for a slugging percentage of .913. She also stole one base and had three sacrifice hits and one sacrifice fly. In the field, she recorded eight putouts with no errors.

Fischer is now batting .389 on the year, including seven home runs. Her week helped propel the 30-10 Blugolds back into the Division III Top 25 poll, where they are currently ranked 22nd.

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