Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- It would make sense that the son of Minnesota Twins hitting coach Joe Vavra would be a good hitter himself, and Trey Vavra has lived up to the billing thus far with the Duluth Huskies.
The younger Vavra was hitting .363 in the Northwoods League as of July 21, good enough to place him eighth among the league's top hitters.
Trey has amassed nine doubles, two triples, and one home run in 2012 for the Huskies, all that to go along with 18 runs batted in.
For his efforts, Vavra was one of six Duluth players selected to the Northwoods League All-Star team, with that game set to be played July 24 in Madison.
It all sounds pretty good, but Vavra says he expects even more of himself as the Huskies try for a playoff spot in the season's second half.
"I can do better. Everyone wants to say they can do better, but I know I can," Vavra said. "I've given up a couple at-bats here. I'm just trying to help my team win, trying to move runners and do that stuff right."
Duluth manager Daniel Hersey called it an absolute joy to pencil in Vavra's name to the lineup card every night.
"He's versatile. He can play third, first, or second. He can hit in the top of the order or the middle of the order," Hersey said. "He just gets out there and competes. He takes quality at-bats, and he drives in runs when we need it."
The Huskies, as of July 21, were (12-5) in the season's second half and alone in first place of the North Division.