University of Louisville junior Colby Fitch was named Monday as ACC Co-Player of the Week, the first career honor for the Cardinals catcher.


Fitch, who shared this week’s award with Wake Forest’s Bruce Steel, paced the way offensively during a 4-0 week for No. 2 Louisville hitting .500 (7-for-14) with three home runs, five RBI, five runs scored, 1.214 slugging percentage and .529 on-base percentage. Fitch hit safely and drove in at least one run in each of Louisville’s four wins against top 25 foes. After singling and driving in a run in a midweek win over No. 25 Vanderbilt, Fitch kicked off the series sweep at No. 7 Clemson with a home run, a walk, and two runs scored in Friday’s 4-2 series-opening victory.


The Rocheport, Missouri, native followed that up with a pair of home runs and a double while going 4-for-5 at the plate in Saturday’s 6-4 win, which clinched a third straight ACC Atlantic Championship for the Cardinals, before closing the week with a single, RBIs, and run scored in Sunday’s triumph. Overall, Fitch has 11 home runs and 39 RBIs on the season to go with a .268 batting average in 51 starts.


Up next, No. 2 Louisville will begin the final week of the regular season with a visit to Indiana on Tuesday at 6 p.m., ET and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.


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Garett Wall
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