Zac Vooletich, Shaun Gamelin take home MLB Draft League Weekly honors

Vooletich, Gamelin named Draft League Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively
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NEW YORK -- The MLB Draft League announced that State College’s Zac Vooletich and Williamsport’s Shaun Gamelin were named Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for the period of Aug. 7 through Aug. 13.

Vooletich, 23, earned Hitter of the Week honors after batting .500 (13-for-26) with five doubles, seven RBIs and six runs scored in six games for the Spikes. The second baseman led all MLB Draft League hitters during the period in hits, total bases (18) and doubles. He also finished second in RBI, third in average and fifth in OPS (1.211).

Vooletich hit safely in all six games for the Spikes last week, recording five multi-hit performances, including a pair of three-hit games. He began his week by going 3-for-4 with a double and two steals against Williamsport on Tuesday, added another double the following day as part of a 2-for-3 showing, then was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs in State College’s series finale against the Crosscutters. Facing Frederick over the weekend, Vooletich went 2-for-5 at the plate in back-to-back games, tallying three doubles, three runs scored and three RBIs across the two contests.

The San Antonio, Texas product lifted his Draft League season batting average from .273 to .358 during his award-winning week, with his OPS also climbing from .658 to .905. In 16 games with the Spikes, Vooletich has five doubles,eight RBI, 10 runs scored and five stolen bases. He’s batting .442 in August with hits in nine of 12 games, including seven multi-hit efforts. Vooletich played 39 games as a Texas Tech senior this past spring, batting .388/.443/.569 with 15 extra-base hits and 15 RBIs. As a junior in 2022, he produced a .279 average and .846 OPS across 27 games.

Gamelin, 24, garnered Pitcher of the Week honors after the Crosscutters starter struck out 14 batters while allowing just two hits over eight scoreless innings against Mahoning Valley on Aug. 11. The right-hander did not issue a walk in the outing, throwing 74 of 101 pitches for strikes, highlighted by 32 whiffs. Gamelin’s 14 strikeouts are tied for the second-most in a single game in Draft League history. He struck out the side in the first inning and had five innings with at least two strikeouts. Gamelin led all Draft League starting pitchers during the period in ERA (tied-0.00), innings pitched, WHIP (0.25) and opponents’ average (.077).

Gamelin (5-0) currently leads the MLB Draft League in wins and innings pitched (44.0), having averaged more than six innings across his seven starts for Williamsport this season. He’s pitched to a 3.27 ERA in the span, compiling 42 strikeouts against 12 walks while holding hitters to a .241 average. He’s been excellent in his two August starts, going 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA, 0.53 WHIP and 21/2 K/BB in 15.0 innings.

A West Kingston, R.I., native, Gamelin was an American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings NCC Division III Third Team All-American selection this spring after he went 9-1 with a 2.93 ERA and 143 strikeouts in 89.0 innings (13 starts) as a Rhode Island College Senior. He was also named ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. III First Team All-Region 2, Second Team All-Region 2 by and First Team All-Little East.

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