Asheville Tourists pitcher Brandon Gold of Alpharetta has been named Jewish Baseball News‘ minor-league Pitcher of the Week after tossing six shutout innings in a 2-0 win against Charleston on Thursday, June 8.

Jewish Baseball News called it the best start of Gold’s young career, which began last summer after he was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 12th round of the June draft after his junior year at Georgia Tech. He gave up three hits and a walk while striking out five. He lowered his ERA to 4.45 and improved his record to 3-4.

After signing June 14 last year, Gold pitched as a reliever for the Boise Hawks. He spent 11 days in late April and early May this season on the disabled list.

Gold is a graduate of Johns Creek High and the Davis Academy.

Gold’s Tech and Johns Creek teammate Matthew Gorst, who was drafted in the 12th round last June by the Boston Red Sox, is pitching out of the bullpen for the Greenville Drive, which, like Asheville, is in the Class A South Atlantic League. He pitched for Lowell last year.

Greenville plays a four-game series at Asheville at the end of June, giving the former Yellow Jackets a chance for a reunion.