Wilson, Zavolas dominate en route to weekly awards

Salem slugger, Carolina righty excel in first week of second half

Photos via John Wacher/Salem Red Sox and Evan Moesta/Carolina Mudcats

June 24, 2019 1:56 PM ET

Even though the Carolina League had a short week following the All-Star Classic, Salem outfielder Marcus Wilson and Carolina right-hander Noah Zavolas posted remarkable weeks to claim the Carolina League's Player and Pitcher of the Week awards, respectively, the league office announced on Monday.

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Zavolas goes distance for Mudcats

Brewers right-hander whiffs career-high 11 in two-hitter

Noah Zavolas sports a 2-1 record with a 3.13 ERA through four starts this June. (Evan Moesta/Carolina Mudcats)

By Andrew Battifarano | June 23, 2019 5:25 PM ET

Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Noah Zavolas fanned a career-best 11 while allowing just two hits over nine innings as Class A Advanced Carolina topped Potomac, 3-0.

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Freeman heading to Carolina League

Indians No. 3 prospect will bring .319 career average to Hillcats

Tyler Freeman compiled a .292/.382/.424 slash line and a circuit-leading 51 runs in 61 games. (Paul DiCicco/Lake County Captains)

By Michael Avallone | June 19, 2019 1:09 AM ET

Cleveland Indians No. 3 prospect Tyler Freeman will head to the Class A Advanced Lynchburg Hillcats following the Midwest League's All-Star break.

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Banks' roll helps Carolina North rally to win

Nationals outfield prospect belts eighth-inning three-run homer

Carolina League All-Star MVP Nick Banks, who collected MVP honors, gets doused with Gatorade by his Potomac teammates. (Alexis Oser)

By David Driver | June 18, 2019 11:47 PM ET

Washington Nationals outfielder Nick Banks belted an eighth-inning three-run homer and snared MVP honors as the North collected an 8-7 victory in the Carolina League All-Star Game.

David Driver is a freelance writer from Maryland and can be reached at @DaytonVaDriver and davidsdriver.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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All-Star Jarrett chooses own track with O's

Outfielder, son of NASCAR Hall of Famer thriving with Frederick

Zach Jarrett comes into the Carolina League All-Star Game with seven hits in his last three games for Frederick. (Frederick Keys)

By David Driver | June 18, 2019 5:54 PM ET

The son and grandson of NASCAR Hall of Famers, Orioles prospect Zach Jarrett chose a different track. The Frederick outfielder is representing the Northern Division in the 2019 Carolina League All-Star Game.

David Driver is a freelance writer from Maryland and can be reached at @DaytonVaDriver and davidsdriver.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Head of the Class: A Advanced

Salem's Duran, Lake Elsinore's Gore stood out in first half

MacKenzie Gore hasn't allowed more than one earned run in a start since April 17. (Jerry Espinoza/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | June 18, 2019 10:44 AM ET

Salem Red Sox outfielder Jarren Duran and Lake Elsinore Storm left-hander MacKenzie Gore headline the Class A Advanced standouts from the first half of the 2019 season.

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Milestone performances rewarded with weekly honors

Walker, King earn awards after cycle, nine-inning complete game

Photos via Scott Kinser/Winston-Salem Dash and Matthew Edwards/Down East Wood Ducks)

June 17, 2019 10:47 AM ET

With a cycle highlighting a monster week, Winston-Salem outfielder Steele Walker has earned the Carolina League's Player of the Week award, while a nine-inning complete game propelled Down East left-hander John King to the circuit's Pitcher of the Week award, as announced by the league office on Monday morning.

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Mata keeps posting zeros for Salem

Red Sox No. 7 prospect extends shutout streak to 11 innings

Bryan Mata was 6-3 with a 3.50 ERA in 17 starts in the Carolina League last season. (John Wacher/Salem Red Sox)

By Chris Bumbaca | June 14, 2019 11:21 PM ET

Red Sox No. 7 prospect Bryan Mata allowed three hits and two walks over six innings as Class A Advanced Salem edged Frederick, 1-0, in the first game of Friday's doubleheader.

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Walker hits for the cycle for Dash

No. 10 White Sox prospect caps feat with single, plates four

Steele Walker is hitting .350 with two homers and 11 RBIs in 11 games in June. (Winston-Salem Dash)

By Brian Stultz | June 14, 2019 10:32 PM ET

Tenth-ranked White Sox prospect Steele Walker hit for the cycle, driving in four runs, as Class A Advanced Winston-Salem beat Carolina, 6-2, on Friday night.

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Ashby shines on hill in Mudcats debut

No. 9 Brewers prospect fans eight in seven scoreless frames

Aaron Ashby struck out 80 over 61 innings in 11 appearances with Class A Wisconsin this season. (Wisconsin Timber Rattlers)

By Rob Terranova | June 13, 2019 10:39 PM ET

No. 9 Brewers prospect Aaron Ashby allowed one hit while fanning eight over seven scoreless innings in his Carolina League debut as the Mudcats edged the Dash, 1-0, on Thursday.

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