Arredondo, Gelinas earn weekly honors

Rancho Cucamonga starter Karl Gelinas and Orem reliever Felipe Arredondo earned pitcher of the week honors in their respective leagues Monday. Combined, they allowed just three earned runs over 20.2 innings of work in the week.

Felipe Arredondo brought new meaning to the term unhittable in collecting a pair of wins in relief, including the first half division clincher for the Owlz. The right-hander from Culiacan, Mexico, yielded just one hit in 5.1 innings of work, recording 13 of his 16 outs via strikeout.

That's nothing new for the man with the deadly slider. On the year, Arredondo has punched out 43 hitters while allowing just a .153 average. Righties have been even less effective against him, managing a meager .107 average while striking out 30 times in 56 at-bats.

Canadian Karl Gelinas turned in the start of his year last Monday against Lake Elsinore when he tossed a complete game four hitter. The righty followed that up with 6.1 innings of two-run ball against the powerful offense of the Lancaster JetHawks. In all, he allowed just 11 hits in 15.1 innings of work and lowered his season ERA by more than a run and a half.

Gelinas, who turns 23 this weekend, has had an up-and-down year which included a 50 game suspension in April. On the mound, he has gone 2-4 with a 5.03 ERA in 10 starts overall. One of those appearances came in a spot start for the Salt Lake Bees during the Quakes' all-star break.

Gelinas is the third Quakes pitcher to earn the weekly award this year. Francisco Rodriguez was the last Rancho honoree on May 15. Arredondo is the first member of the Owlz roster to earn either hitter or pitcher recognition.


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