CANFIELD OH- Every now and then an athlete comes across a community that leaves a legacy that lasts long after they go. In Canfield AJ Havrilla has slowly but surely continued to make his mark on the local baseball scene.  He’s done it all, from rocking the show in the high school level with Canfield, to dominating the local travel scene in Class B Baseball, and even representing Youngstown against the world in Texas at the Palomino World Series.  Havrilla and his teammates have punched that ticket to Texas yet again has he has one last chance to leave another mark on Youngstown baseball before going on to play at Marshall in college.

AJ’s senior season at Canfield was nothing short of what everyone expected. He stayed loose and had fun all the way to team leading batting average of .431.  That included with his impressive stat of only striking out 4 times all season was enough to earn him a nod as YSN’s Co-Offensive Player of the Year.  He was also named the NEOBCA Division II Player of the Year.  He would follow up his success with the Red Birds to dominate the summer with the Dirty Birds.  The Astro Falcons dominated the 18u Class B division all the summer with AJ as a headliner of the lineup.  It was his fifth year playing with the Falcons 18u squad, and made every rep worth it.  That same team won the Class B playoffs, and then went on to win the Palomino East Zone Championship to pack their bags to Texas to compete against the world.

AJ was kind enough to take some time to talk to YSN’s Anthony Hartwig before preparing for his last weekend playing baseball for Youngstown. They talk about his long career, moving on to Marshall, and so much more.  Check out this exclusive interview with AJ Havrilla only on YSN!

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