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Spikes' Olson named MLB Draft League Pitcher of the Week

July 12, 2022

The Major League Baseball Draft League announced on Tuesday that State College Spikes left-hander Mason Olson was named the MLB Draft League Pitcher of the Week for the week of July 4-10. Olson dominated in two starts this week, throwing five scoreless innings on July 4 at Mahoning Valley and

The Major League Baseball Draft League announced on Tuesday that State College Spikes left-hander Mason Olson was named the MLB Draft League Pitcher of the Week for the week of July 4-10.

Olson dominated in two starts this week, throwing five scoreless innings on July 4 at Mahoning Valley and coming back July 10 with five more shutout frames at Williamsport. The southpaw allowed just four hits and a walk while striking out 11 batters this week, including a season-high seven this past Sunday.

The Spanish Fork, Utah native has not allowed a run in his last 13 innings on the mound, and leads the MLB Draft League in earned run average with a 0.33 mark. Olson also tops the loop with 27 innings pitched, and his .138 opponents batting average is second-best in the league. After spending this past spring with the College of Southern Idaho, Olson is committed to continue his collegiate career at BYU.

Olson becomes the fifth hurler to earn the MLB Draft League Pitcher of the Week award this season. Trenton’s K.C. Hunt picked up in the inaugural award for the week of June 6-12, followed by Max Alba (June 13-19) and Trey Braithwaite (June 20-26) from West Virginia. Dan Kiritsis, another Trenton pitcher, received the honor for the week of June 27-July 3.

For more on the award, including Olson’s advanced metrics from MLB Draft League data, click here.

The Spikes are home for three more games this week, and fans are invited to come on down for Game Show Night at the ballpark Tuesday night. There will be plenty of buzzers, bells and whistles as the fun includes tributes to some of the most famous game shows through the years.

Plus, it’s $2 Walking Taco Tuesday, presented by WOWY, with Walking Tacos available for just $2 each at the beefed-up Salsa stand behind home plate.

More highlights of the Spikes’ homestand include Kids Take Over the Ballpark on a Wine Wednesday presented by Seven Mountains Wine Cellars, and Ag Night on a Thirsty Thursday.

Tickets for every game remaining in this week’s homestand, as well as every game on the Spikes’ biggest regular season home schedule in franchise history, are available now. Tickets can be purchased by calling (814) 272-1711 or by visiting the Spikes Ticket Office in person from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Fans can also buy and download single-game tickets, and check out the 2022 promotional schedule at the only source for authentic Spikes tickets online here at StateCollegeSpikes.com.

More ticket packages, including Flex Books and an array of group and hospitality options for the 2022 season, are currently on sale by calling the Spikes at (814) 272-1711.