Conor and Cavin Biggo celebrate their father Craig’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame
Senior Ricky Sanchez tore up the Northwoods League to earn midseason and postseason all-star berths.
The honor highlighted an impressive first two months for Irish players around the country.
The second baseman was one of nine Division I defensive standouts to earn the honor.
Since the Irish qualified for their first ACC Championship, the awards have flowed in.
The Irish wrapped up their first NCAA Regional since 2006 with games against Illinois and Wright State May 31, 2015.
The Irish opened NCAA Champaign Regional play in fine fashion Friday, May 29, 2015 with a 13-7 win over Wright State.
The Irish closed out their first ACC series in 2015 with a Sunday March 8 showdown with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. GT won 4-1 to win the series, 2-1.
@NDBaseball won its ACC opener @ Georgia Tech, 3-2, to win its 10th straight game. Thanks to Danny Karnik for the photos.
@NDBaseball clinched the series at Oklahoma with a 5-1 win over the Sooners Feb. 13, 2015 in Norman. Thanks to John Williamson for the photos.
AT NOTRE DAME (2014-PRESENT): One-time monogram winner … drafted out of high school … struggled at times during rookie campaign, but showed flashes of why he was so highly regarded nationally coming out of high school in Houston, Texas … has ability to be most complete hitter on the team … can hit the gaps and put the ball over the fence … handles the strike zone well … no glaring weaknesses as a hitter … advanced approach … selective with pitches … has improved tremendously on defense at second base … outstanding at turning double plays.
HONORS & AWARDS: Named No. 8 freshman prospect in country by Baseball America entering 2014 season.
FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in every game and made 52 starts in first year with the Irish … batted .246 with 10 doubles, two triples, and two home runs … scored a team-high 29 runs and knocked in 16 base runners … tied for the team lead in walks (21) and was hit by six pitches as part of a .329 on-base percentage … was 5-for-7 in stolen base attempts … finished tied for first in the Atlantic Coast Conference in sacrifice flies (8) … also added four sacrifice bunts … recorded a team-best 163 assists while committing just seven errors (.976 FLD%) as the primary second baseman … helped turn a team-high 39 double plays … had first hit and first RBI in the season opener against No. 24 Florida Atlantic (Feb. 15) … also drew two walks in the same game … recorded nine multi-hit games with the first coming against Santa Clara (Feb. 20), which included his first home run in an Irish uniform … played the Broncos again three days later (Feb. 23) and totaled two RBI, two sacrifice flies and a run scored … perfect 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts against Appalachian State (March 2) … had a triple and two RBI at Duke (March 14) … was 2-for-3 with two RBI, one stolen base and one sacrifice fly against ACC foe and No. 11 Miami (April 20) … hit second homer of season against No. 22 Clemson (May 11) … batted .346 with a double, a homer, four RBI, five walks, three sacrifice flies and eight runs scored in first eight games of career … after tough middle of the year, batted .281 with six doubles, a triple, a homer, seven RBI, six walks, three sacrifice flies and 10 runs scored during season’s final 18 games … earned a monogram.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from St. Thomas High School in Houston, Texas in the spring of 2013 ... earned four letters in baseball and four in football ... drafted in the 29th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies ... father, Craig, coached high school baseball team ... won back-to-back Texas TAPPS 5A State Championships as a freshman and sophomore with dad as coach and brother, Conor, as a teammate ... made the USA Baseball 18U National Team before senior season and helped Team USA win the IBAF Junior AAA/18U World Championship in Seoul, South Korea ... ranked by Perfect Game as the No. 1 second baseman and No. 21 overall prospect nationally from the high school class of 2013 ... ranked by the same organization as the No. 2 prospect in Texas ... named first team all-district and all-state, was named an Perfect Game All-American and Rawlings first team All-American as a senior after hitting .410 with seven home runs ... selected first team all-district and all-state and was named a Perfect Game Underclass All-American as a junior after hitting .420 with two homers ... tabbed first team all-district, second team all-state and a Perfect Game honorable mention Underclass All-American after batting .397 with eight homers as a sophomore ... opened career by hitting .380 with five homers as a freshman to earn first team all-district and honorable mention all-state accolades ... played for the Houston Heat club team ... participated in the Sunshine Kids, which is a cancer awareness organization ... full name is Cavan Thomas Biggio ... born in Houston, Texas to Craig and Patricia Biggio ... has an older brother, Conor, who also plays on the Notre Dame baseball team, and a younger sister, Quinn ... Craig played baseball at Seton Hall and then professionally with the Houston Astros from 1988-2007, finishing with 3,060 hits in 20-year National Baseball Hall of Fame career ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters … undecided on major.
**Career Stats Attached Above As PDF (As Of May 17, 2014)**