Mike Bianco reflects on son's Senior Day ceremony, being on deck in 9th inning
Mike Bianco, the Ole Miss baseball coach, and his son Drew, the LSU third baseman, had an emotional and once-in-a-lifetime Sunday.
They were in the same ballpark for Drew’s Senior Day ceremony as the LSU veteran played his final home game in Baton Rouge. The Ole Miss coach spoke after the game about the significance of being there for Drew’s ceremony.
“I miss a lot of my kids. I miss graduations, proms, I miss a lot of stuff,” he said, via Inside the Rebels. “So I hope people understand. If they don’t I don’t really care. This is my kid and his senior day. His mom and his dad are very proud of him. It was special to be there today.”
Ole Miss won the game, 8-5, Drew nearly had a chance late in the game, as he came to the on-deck circle.
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“I’ll be honest with you, it was in the middle of (Tyler) McManus’ at-bat. I saw him over there and I was like ‘oh my God, I did not want him batting,” Mike said. “That is a no-win situation for the Bianco family.’ Thankfully it didn’t get to that.”
The weekend proved to be historic for the Rebels. They improved to 31-19 and 13-14 in the SEC with a sweep of LSU for the first time ever in Baton Rouge.