Lavarnway, batting .408 this season, homered for the fourth time in seven games on Thursday night, driving in two runs to help the Class A Advanced Salem Red Sox past the Lynchburg Hillcats, 5-2.
The Woodland Hills, Calif. native smacked a two-out, two-run homer off Travis Webb in the first inning, plating Peter Hissey to give the Red Sox a 2-0 lead. He finished the game 1-for-3 with a walk.
Lavarnway, Boston's sixth-round pick in the 2008 Draft, has gotten off to a huge start this season after a promotion from Class A Greenville. He's hitting .425 with 18 RBIs, 17 hits and 13 runs scored in his last 10 games.
The catcher has driven in a run in six of his last seven starts, his biggest output coming last week when he posted consecutive five-RBI efforts April 15-16 against Lynchburg and Myrtle Beach.
Lavarnway has produced multi-hit performances in six of his last 10 games, entering Thursday's game batting .413.
A right-handed swinging backstop, Lavarnway is lighting up righties so far, hitting .483 against them in 27 at-bats. He's batting .294 against left-handers and .529 with runners in scoring position.
The Yale product hit .285 with 21 homers and 87 RBIs with Greenville last season after debuting with Class A Short-Season Lowell in 2008.