Pitcher Nik Turley has been named the Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel Player of the Week for June 5-11. He was also chosen as the International League Pitcher of the Week, and Minnesota Twins Minor League Player of the Week.
Turley was recalled from Double-A Chattanooga to start for the Wings on June 6, and struck out a Frontier Field record 15 batters in six scoreless innings against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The 15 strikeouts were the most by a Red Wings pitcher since 1988, and within three of the all-time club record of 18 set by Roric Harrison. Turley was also named the Twins minor league Player of the Week for his 15-strikeout performance on June 6.
Turley had his contract purchased by the Twins and made his major league debut on June 11.
More on Turley:
Tied a Southern League record with Chattanooga by striking out eight straight batters on April 25 vs. Tennessee.,,Relative of "Bullet Bob" Turley, Yankees pitcher (1951-63)… signed by the Twins as minor league free agent 10/21/16... originally selected by the Yankees in the 50th round of the 2008 Draft out of Harvard-Westlake (Calif.) HS.
Stats: Nik Turley player page
Video: Nik Turley 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
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