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Joey Havrilak is rebounding after a slow start to his professional career.
Havrilak, a Trinity graduate, batted .067 in five games as an outfielder with the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Tigers after being chosen in the 18th round of this year's amateur draft from University of Akron.
However, he has batted .245 with two doubles and one home run in 13 games since being promoted to short-season Class A Connecticut in the New York-Penn League. He also has two walks, six strikeouts, a .269 on-base percentage and a .347 slugging percentage.
Havrilak hit .347 with five home runs and 34 RBIs in 58 games for the Akron this spring, which turned out to be the last season for the program as the school dropped baseball last month. He was 78-for-225 with 47 runs scored, 15 doubles, three triples, 32 walks, 31 strikeouts, 17 stolen bases, a .436 on-base percentage and a .507 slugging percentage.