Valpo’s Vavra Earns Horizon League Player of the Week Honors
Tanner Vavra earned this week's Horizon League honor. (Rick Cochran)
Tanner Vavra earned this week's Horizon League honor. (Rick Cochran)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Valparaiso University infielder Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Batter of the Week after hitting .583 in the three-game weekend series against #4 Arkansas.

In Sunday’s 10-inning, 10-9 upset victory over the Razorbacks, the junior college transfer went 3-for-5 at the plate with a double and scored three times.  He also drove home a run.

Vavra went 3-for-4 in Saturday’s 4-3 loss, and also had a hit in the series opener on Friday.  He drew a walk and was hit by two pitches on his way to posting a .667 on base percentage over the weekend.  Playing both second base and shortstop, he was flawless in the field.

On the season Vavra is second in the Horizon League batting .423 (11-for-26) with four runs batted in.  He has hit safely in five of the six games this year, including three three-hit contests.

Valparaiso (3-3) will return to the diamond on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders face Gardner-Webb.  First pitch in Boiling Springs, N.C. is set for 1 p.m. CST.