The definition of a gritty, hard-nosed ballplayer who plays the game with great enthusiasm ... swings the bat with authority and should deliver many extra base hits for the Tigers ... had a reputation of being the ultimate competitor in high school while playing participating in three different sports ... the son of former LSU player and assistant coach and current Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco.
Played in 39 games (16 starts), batting .176 (12-for-68) with three doubles, three homers, 14 RBI and 16 runs ... started in six games at first base, five games at designated hitter, four games at third base and one game at second base ... scored game-winning run from second base on a wild pitch and error versus Auburn in SEC Tournament (May 23), giving LSU a walk-off victory in the bottom of the ninth inning ... in his first plate appearance against his Dad's (Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco) team (May 3), Drew launched a pinch-hit solo homer in the bottom of the eighth inning of LSU's 8-3 win ... during a nine-game stretch from April 18-May 7, batted .350 (7-for-20) with two doubles, two homers, seven RBI and eight runs scored ... 2-for-3 with a homer, three RBI and two runs versus Lamar (April 23) ... belted his first career collegiate home run on February 17 versus Air Force.
Prior to LSU
A four-time all-state selection at Oxford High School, where he led his team to two state championships ... voted the 2018 Player of the Year in Class 5A ... batted .409 in 2018 with seven doubles, one triple, six homers, 24 RBI, 31 runs scored and a .554 on-base percentage ... posted a four-year career batting average of .352 in 138 games with 33 doubles, three triples, 20 homers, 147 runs and 100 RBI ... graduated from Oxford High School with honors ... also played football (running back) and basketball at Oxford High ... played in the summer of 2018 for the Danville (Ill.) Dans in the Prospect League, a collegiate summer league where he produced 11 doubles, three triples, five homers, 24 RBI, 10 steals and 30 runs scored.
Full name is Andrew Joseph Bianco ... son of Mike and Camie Bianco ... Mike Bianco is the head baseball coach at Ole Miss, and he played at LSU as a catcher from 1988-89 and worked as an LSU assistant coach from 1993-97 ... has two older brothers, Michael and Ben, one younger brother, Sam, and one younger sister, Catherine ... brother, Ben, is currently a baseball player at the University of Louisville ... majoring in sociology at LSU ... born October 18, 1999, in Lake Charles, La.
Bianco's LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 vs. Air Force (2/17/19)
Hits: 2 vs. Lamar (4/23/19)
Runs Scored: 2 three times; most recently vs. Lamar (4/23/19)
Doubles: 1 three times; most recently at Alabama (4/26/19)
Home Runs: 1 three times; most recently vs. Ole Miss (5/3/19)
RBI: 3 vs. Lamar (4/23/19)