Catcher Mitch Garver has been named the Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel Player of the Week for July 3-9, and also named the International League Batter of the Week for the same period.
Garver batted .321 (9-for-28) with two doubles, five home runs, eight RBI and 10 runs scored in seven games during the week. He led the league in home runs, total bases (26), runs scored and slugging (.929) while tying for the league-lead in extra-base hits (7) during the week, which began June 3. Garver capped his week with his second career three homer day, going deep three times on Sunday vs. Syracuse to end the pre-All-Star break schedule. He became the first Red Wing to hit three home runs at home since Cal Ripken, Jr. at Silver Stadium on April 27, 1981 vs. Charleston. The other time Garver went yard three times was with Single-A Cedar Rapids on July 21, 2014 vs. Fort Wayne.
Garver is the first Rochester catcher to be named IL Batter of the Week since Wilson Ramos on June 7, 2010.
More on Garver:
Twins 9th round pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft...attended University of New Mexico from 2010-13...Mountain West Conference Co-Player of the Year in 2013…Johnny Bench Award finalist…set a New Mexico record starting 181 straight games…Louisville Slugger honorable mention catcher in 2013…third player in program history to earn Academic All-Mountain West honors for four straight seasons.
Stats: Mitch Garver player page
Video: Mitch Garver 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
June 5-11: P Nik Turley
June 12-18" OF Zack Granite
June 19-25: C Mitch Garver
June 26-July 2- P David Hurlbut
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