BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The Southern League announced on Monday that Biloxi outfielder Victor Roache earned Player of the Week honors. The 23-year-old center fielder is a big reason the Shuckers have reeled-off three straight wins.
He hit an even .400 last week after coming up with 10 hits, seven extra-base hits, 21 total bases, five doubles, two home runs, seven RBI and a slugging percentage of .840. On July 25 and 26, Roache went 5-for-8 with three runs scored, two doubles, a home run and three RBI.
The Tampa, Florida native who played his college baseball at Georgia Southern , started his Biloxi Shuckers career slowly. Over his first seven games he had only 4 hits in 27 trips to the plate, that's a .148 batting average. Since that time, Roache has hit safely 23 times in 74 at-bats in 22 games. He has six doubles, two triples, five home runs and 17 RBI in 29 games for the Shuckers. He's upped his batting average to .267.
Roache tops the Brewers farm system with 15 home runs and began the season with Advanced-A Brevard County of the Florida State League and was named a mid-season All-Star.
Roache and his Shucker teammates open a five-game home series at MGM Park beginning Tuesday night at 7:10, a date with the Mississippi Braves.
Biloxi occupies fourth place in the Southern League South Division standings with a 14-15 record. The Braves are 17 and 13, tied with Pensacola for second-place. The Mobile BayBears leads the division with an 18-11 record.