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Q & A with freshman baseball standout Hank Biggs

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By KATE LARKIN I recently sat down with freshman baseball standout Hank Biggs and talked to him about this season and his playing career.

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I recently sat down with freshman baseball standout Hank Biggs and talked to him about this season and his playing career.

Q:    “How do you feel playing your first season of college baseball?”

A:            “I’m excited to see what this season holds for me,” Biggs said. “My personal goal for this season is to have a strong first year as a freshman and set my standards for what I want to do in upcoming years. I have high expectations for myself to improve and grow.”

Q: “How is the team doing right now? What do you all need to create success or continue it?”

A:            “We started our season strong going 13-0 before spring break, and then after spring break we hit a wall going 1-6. We have our ups and downs, but that’s just the game of baseball,” Biggs said. “We are in a hole right now, so we are going to have to battle and play hard, and hopefully we will make it into the CAC tournament. We definitely have decent competition this year. We have had some difficult games, but I think that we can handle it.”

Q:           “Why baseball? Any other sports?”

           “It’s really the only sport I’ve ever played, but it’s the only sport I’ve ever needed to play because I fell in love with the game when I was young,” Biggs said. “It just stuck with me and I worked at my game 24/7 all year round. I’m a very competitive person, and I think that’s a big part of why I love baseball so much.”

           Q:  “You are a pitcher, how is that?”

    A:       “The pitcher is really who starts the game, and he’s got the ball in his hand every pitch so it’s a role of high importance in baseball. I played first a little bit in high school but I stick to pitching now,” Biggs said.

    Q:   “What was the leap like from high school baseball to college baseball?”

           “College baseball is a little different from what I thought it would be,” Biggs said. “It’s definitely more difficult, but I like the challenge and I’m having so much fun with it. I’m expected to perform at a higher level in college baseball than I ever have been before.”

  Q: “What is your favorite part of playing on the team?”

  A:           “The team has come together more so than my baseball team experience in high school, and because we are more mature we play better as a team. We all have such a strong bond,” Biggs said. “As a team we definitely know how to joke around and have fun, but we also know how to get serious. We work together well as a team because we aren’t uptight around each other and we stay relaxed.”

   Q:  “Who would you say your baseball role model is?”

   A:           “I appreciate all of the support that I get, and my dad was always there for me in baseball and he always taught me how to be a stronger player. I’m thankful for him pushing me to where I am today.”

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