WARREN OH- The Warren JFK Eagles are a team that you cannot help but look at going into the 2022 baseball season. Having their ups and downs early on, The Eagles battled some tough competition, won a few, took a couple on the chin and dodged a bunch of rain. However, by mid-season, The Eagles started to look like the tem that walked off the field of Akron Canal Park just a year ago. Having won the 2021 State Championship brings added pressure to JFK, knowing they are the team everyone wants to beat. One of the stars for this squad has been none other than Michael Mauro. The senior that Kennedy fans have witnessed, time after time, come up in the clutch. Dating back to the big hits he had in Canal Park during The State Final Four.
With his production in the big moment, he has been coined the nickname “iceman” and with good reason! Showcasing that composure once again in The 2022 District Championship game at Bob Cene Park. In a tie ballgame against Lake Center Christian, Mauro delivered the hit that would score Gavin Shrum and send The Eagles back to Regionals. All these accomplishments have also earned Michael the 2022 YSN Offensive Player of the Year for his incredible season with a bat. The iceman nickname fits Mauro and he carries it with him everywhere in his day-to-day life. Coming up clutch in the classroom as well, Mauro sports a 4.5 GPA academically, a feat that displays to everyone when they look at Mauro just the type of person and player he is. As Mauro closes the book on his high school career, he looks ahead as an appointed Cadet for The United States Military at West Point, where he will have an invitation to play baseball. A true honor for The Kennedy senior.
As the future is bright after high school for Mauro, there is still a job to do while dawning The Kennedy uniforms. JFK will be in action against Jeromesville Hillsdale on Thursday, June 2nd in a Regional Semi-Final matchup. This is an interview you WILL NOT want to miss! As Anthony and Ty get a chance to talk about future goals while reflecting on the past with Michael Mauro. EXCLUSIVELY on YSN!
*Contributed By YSN’s Ty Bartell