Stewart earns 2nd straight LSC North Pitcher of the Week honor

3-26-07 -- Southeastern Oklahoma State's C.J. Stewart was named Lone Star Conference North Division Pitcher of the Week for the second-straight time Monday by league officials.

The 6-1 starter from Roff, Okla. has been a vital cog in the SOSU pitching staff's resurgence over the past two weeks.

He followed his first career shutout of West Texas A&M last week with another complete-game win against Tarleton State over the weekend.

Stewart allowed one run on five hits while striking out four and walking one to improve to 2-0 on the season with a team-best 2.05 ERA.

The Savage Storm (14-16) has won seven of their last eight games heading into the LSC North Division opener Wednesday at Southwestern Oklahoma State.

The Southeastern pitching staff has been key over the stretch, posting a 1.29 team ERA while allowing eight earne d runs and 43 hits over its last 56 innings.

Central Oklahoma's Tyler Carroll was named the North Division Hitter of the Week after going 8-for-13 with a pair of home runs and eight RBIs as the Bronchos split a four-game, weekend series with nationally-ranked Abilene Christian.

Texas A&M-Kingsville's Joe Hamon and Tarleton State's Josh Kelley were named LSC South Division hitter and pitcher of the week, respectively.