Former Cane receives Player of the Week honor
by Staff Report
Mar 27, 2014 | 590 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Hank Stewart, a former Cartersville Purple Hurricane, is earning accolades for his baseball prowess at the collegiate level.

Stewart, a member of the Cartersville 2008-2009 state championship team, was named the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week for his play with Brescia University the week of March 17.

Stewart finished the week with a .542 batting average (13-for-24) as the Bearcats ended the week with a 4-3 record.

The senior catcher tallied 18 runs batted in, three doubles, one triple, four home runs, seven runs scored and three walks.

He had at least one hit in all seven games including a pair of two-hit games and a pair of three-hit games.

Stewart set a Brescia single-game record for RBI’s with nine in their 25-6 win against Asbury. He also had two home run games in their 18-7 win against Asbury.

He ranks second in the KIAC with a .466 batting average and leads the league in slugging percentage (1.041), home runs (10) and runs batted in (47). He also ranks first in NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) slugging percentage and runs batted in and is second nationally in home runs.

Brescia presently is in first place in the KIAC with a 7-1 conference record. It is 25-10 overall and has a six-game winning streak.

As a junior, Stewart appeared in 55 games and hit .305 with 16 doubles and a team-leading 39 RBIs.

He was named first team KIAC designated hitter.

He is the son of Eric and Charyl Stewart of Cartersville.