Tanner Vavra returns for season number two with the Beetles this summer. In 2011 with the Beetles, Vavra batted .284 with two doubles and 14 RBI. Vavra also scored 35 runs and stole six bases for the Beetles. So far this season for Valparaiso, Vavra has been rock solid. In 42 started games, Vavra is leading the Crusader charge batting .313 with five doubles, four triples, one home run and 14 RBI. He has 9 steals and has plated 30 runs for the Crusaders. In Horizon league play, Vavra is batting .333 with 8 RBI and 16 runs scored. Vavra was named Horizon League player of the week for his efforts against Arkansas in late February. Vavra is a sport management major at Valpo.