County has two players named pitchers of the week in minors

Carlos Torres (Aptos High) and Robbie Erlin (Scotts Valley) are dealing, hard core. Both Santa Cruz County were named minor league baseball’s pitchers of the week.

Torres is part of the Chicago White Sox’s 40-man roster after making his major league debut last season. And Erlin, well, maybe he gets promoted to Advanced Single-A ball soon, because he’s tearing up the current level. He has a 1.34 ERA in 60.1 innings with 62 strikeouts and 10 walks. He’s allowed just 37 hits and nine earned runs.

Here are the write-ups published on

International League
Carlos Torres, Charlotte
2-0, 1.29 ERA, 2 G, 2 GS, 14 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 12 K
Carlos Torres, who was an International League All-Star last year and Pitcher of the Week for opening week this season, continued to cruise in his latest two starts. Pitching in Syracuse on Monday, the White Sox prospect gave up two consecutive singles to lead off the second inning and then shut the Chiefs down until he issued a two-out walk in the seventh. Torres struck out seven over the course of the evening. He was slightly less tough on Saturday, allowing two runs on six hits and a pair of walks over seven innings, but he was still good enough to beat Buffalo and record his sixth win of the season.

South Atlantic League
Robert Erlin, Hickory
1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 1 GS, 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K
Left-handed Rangers prospect Robert Erlin tossed a 1-2-3 inning for the North in the Sally League All-Star Game on Tuesday night, but his performance on Sunday against the Hagerstown Suns really sparkled. He struck out the side in the fourth and the fifth and kept a perfect game into the sixth inning, when he hit the leadoff man. He got the next three in order, though, before handing the game over to the Crawdads bullpen.

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