Rochester Red Wings infielder James Beresford has been named the Batavia Downs Gaming and Racetrack Player of the Week for the period of May 5-11.
For the week, Beresford batted .308 (8-for-26) with three walks, seven RBI and a home run. The homer, a grand slam on May 5 in Columbus, was his 2nd career HR in 2,885 plate appearances.
More on Beresford:
In his 8th pro season, all in the Twins organization, after signing as an undrafted free agent on 8/13/05...played for Team Australia in the 2009 and 2013 World Baseball Classics...has struck out only 351 times in 2,775 plate appearances...is a .283 career hitter entering 2014 with one career HR....Had a season-high 7-game hitting streak from 4/27-5/5, batting 11-for-26 (.423) with a home run (grand slam), 5 runs and 4 RBI....Is batting .406 (13-32) with 3 2B, HR and 19 RBI with RISP entering play Monday.
Batavia Downs Racetrack and Batavia Downs Gaming present the award 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
Batavia Downs has over 600 Video Gaming Machines with over 100 of the most popular game titles. Dining choices include Fortuna's, Thurman Thomas's 34 Rush Sports Bar, Homestretch Grill and the Clubhouse & Rail Bar; click here for dining menus. Hours of operation are 7 days a week, 9 am - 4 am. The Batavia Downs Gaming Player's Club provides exclusive Players' Club discounts, coupons, invitations, and opportunities for prize giveaways.
Batavia Downs Racetrack
Batavia Downs Racetrack, America's oldest lighted harness track, features live races beginning July 23 until December 6. There will be Sunday afternoon racing at Batavia Downs from July 27 through August 31 with a 1:15 p.m. post. Matinees are also scheduled for Labor Day, September 1 and Columbus Day, October 13 also with 1:15 p.m. starts.
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April 3-13: INF James Beresford
April 14-20: INF/OF Chris Parmelee
April 21-27: P Yohan Pino
April 28-May 4: P Yohan Pino
May 5-11: INF James Beresford
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