Reno Aces outfielder Socrates Brito has been named the Pacific Coast League’s Player of the Week for the period of June 11-June 17, the League office announced Monday.
Brito, 25, went 15-for-25 (.600) over the seven day stretch with 11 RBIs, 10 runs scored and four home runs. He has hit safely in every game this week and entered Monday’s contest with a six-game hitting streak. Brito has recorded an RBI in each of his last six contests with three of the performances yielding multi-RBIs. His 15 hits were the most by a single player in the Pacific Coast League. He posted a Minors-best 31 total bases, eight extra-base hits and a 1.883 OPS.
That performance, coupled with the 16-game hit streak by Ildemaro Vargas entering Monday, propelled the Aces to a 4-2 week with wins over Memphis, Iowa and Omaha.
Reno continued its series with Omaha on Monday and Tuesday before hitting the road for a brief four-game road trip in Las Vegas. The Aces return to Greater Nevada Field on Monday for four games with Salt Lake.
After the strong week, the Aces pulled into a tie for third place in the PCL Pacific Northern Division with Sacramento with a record of 33-37 as of Monday morning. Fresno remains in first place by 9.5 games at 42-27.