Infielder/outfielder Niko Goodrum has been named the Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel Player of the Week for May 29-June 4, the second straight week he has been honored.
Goodrum batted .333 (11-for-33) for the week with three runs scored, a home run, and six RBI. He is hitting .357 over his last 10 games, and has at least one hit in eight of those 10 games. Goodrum has been a valuable defensive asset for the Wings this season; he has played all three outfield positions, as well as first base, second base, and shortstop.
More on Goodrum:
Is in his eighth professional season in the Twins organization...selected by the Twins in the 2nd round of the 2010 Draft out of Fayette County HS (Georgia).
Stats: Niko Goodrum player page
Video: Niko Goodrum video highlights
Batavia Downs Racetrack and Batavia Downs Gaming recognize the Red Wings Player of the Week each week during the regular season. Batavia Downs Gaming is a Video Gaming Center owned and operated by Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation in association with the New York Lottery. Western OTB is a public benefit corporation in the State of New York.
Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel
Batavia Downs has nearly 800 Video Gaming Machines with over 100 of the most popular game titles. Hours of operation are 7 days a week, 8 am - 4 am. The Batavia Downs Gaming Player's Club provides exclusive Players' Club discounts, coupons, invitations, and opportunities for prize giveaways.
Dining choices include Fortune's, Thurman Thomas's 34 Rush Sports Bar, Homestretch Grill and the Clubhouse & Rail Bar; click here for dining menus.
The all new Hotel at Batavia Downs offers luxury guest rooms and suites, free breakfast, and much much more...some rooms overlook the track. Click here for The Hotel at Batavis Downs website.
Batavia Downs Racetrack
Batavia Downs Racetrack, America's oldest lighted harness track, features live races beginning July 26 until December 16. There will be Sunday afternoon racing at Batavia Downs from July 30 through August 27 with a 1:15 p.m. post. Matinees are also scheduled for Labor Day September 4 and Columbus Day, October 9 also with 1:15 p.m. starts. Click here for this season's race schedule.
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2017 Player of the Week winners:
April 6-16: P Jose Berrios
April 17-23: P Jason Wheeler
April 24-30: P Jose Berrios
May 1-7: C John Ryan Murphy
May 8-14: OF Zack Granite
May 15-21: P Alan Busenitz
May 22-28: INF/OF Niko Goodrum
May 29-June 4: INF/OF Niko Goodrum
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