Grant Stewart picks up second FCSAA Pitcher of the Week honor

Grant Stewart picks up second FCSAA Pitcher of the Week honor

By SAM GRUBENHOFF

 

Northwest Florida State's Grant Stewart is the Region 8 Pitcher of the Week. Again.

Stewart, a sophomore left-hander from Paxton, earned the nod after throwing a complete-game shutout against Chipola this past Friday. The contest went a full nine innings. Stewart allowed only six hits with five strikeouts. Only one of the hits he surrendered went for extra-bases.

Freshman Jake Randa secured the shutout for Stewart with a walk-off walk in the bottom of the ninth.

The shutout was Stewart's third complete game of the season. He leads the Raiders with 62 1/3 innings pitched this season. He also leads the team in ERA (1.73), strikeouts (73) and wins (8).

He last earned recognition Feb. 4 with NJCAA DI Pitcher of the Week Honors.

Stewart and the Raiders (24-15 overall, 5-8 Panhandle Conference) return to action a 4 p.m. Thursday with a road contest against Tallahassee Community College.