Prestwich earns second SLC Pitcher of the Week honor

As a starter or a reliever, Chase Prestwich has enjoyed success as a sophomore.

One day after picking up his first career save, Prestwich notched his second Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week honor Monday as he took home the award voted on by league sports information directors.

Prestwich, a sophomore from Frederick, Colorado, closed Sunday’s 4-1 win at New Orleans with four scoreless innings of relief to notch his first save. Prestwich allowed just two singles and struck out seven to tie a career high.

He closed out Sunday’s win for fellow right-hander Drayton Brown, who combined with Prestwich to strike out 14 New Orleans hitters.

Prestwich ranks in the top 100 nationally in four categories, leading the Southland Conference in strikeout-to-walk ratio (8.8) to rank 13th nationally. He also holds top-100 marks in fewest walks per nine innings (1.38, 23rd), victories (4, 51st) and WHIP (1.01, 58th).

Prestwich’s earlier SLC Pitcher of the Week award came March 20 when he joined Cal Carver (March 13) as back-to-back NSU winners of the award.

The Demons return to action Tuesday when they host Louisiana Tech at 6 p.m. in NSU’s final home mid-week game of the season.