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Monday, June 19, 2017

Granite named Red Wings player of the week

All WNY News     Monday, June 19, 2017    

STAFF REPORTS



Outfielder Zack Granite has been named the Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel Player of the Week for June 12-18.

For the week, Granite batted .500 (13-for-24) with four runs scored, three RBI, and four walks, and three stolen bases. Graite had a 17-game hitting streak snapped in the second game of the June 18 doublehader in Pawtucket after going 0-for-2 with a walk; he had mutliple hits in 13 of his last 15 games coming into June 18. His .341 average leads all International League batters entering play June 19..

More on Granite:
In his fifth professional season after being selected in the 14th round of the 2013 Draft out of Seton Hall University...Won the Sherry Robertson Award as Twins Minor League Player of the Year in 2016...named MiLB.com Organizational All-Star and Southern League post-season All-Star...Tied for the minor league lead with 56 stolen bases in 2016...was 56-for-70 in steal attempts (80%).

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.

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

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