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Spotlight: Millville senior Andrew Biggs

Spotlight: Millville senior Andrew Biggs

Andrew Biggs has 51 strikeouts in just 21 innings.

But he's more than a pitcher.

Biggs has four doubles, a triple, and a home run.

But he's more than a hitter.

"I like to think of myself as a two-way player," said Biggs, who has led Millville to an 8-2 record and No. 4 spot in The Inquirer's Top 10. "I've been blessed with talent as both a pitcher and a hitter. I like to do both."

Biggs said one reason he has made a commitment to attend Delaware State on a baseball scholarship is that the Hornets view him as an athlete who can play the field and stay in the lineup when he isn't pitching.

"That was very important to me," Biggs said.

Biggs has drawn a lot of attention from major-league scouts. They like his fastball, which registers in the high 80s, as well as his command. Plus, he's a top athlete who can hit and run.

"I know they are there every game," Biggs said of the scouts. "I try not to let it bother me. They just tell me to go out and play my game."

Biggs grew up in Millville. He started his career at Sacred Heart but transferred to Millville before his junior season.

Biggs was 8-3 on the mound last season and led the Thunderbolts to the South Jersey Group 4 title. He is 3-0 this season. He struck out 16 in a 4-0 win over Hammonton, struck out nine in an 8-0 win over Haddonfield, and went five innings with nine strikeouts in an 8-0 win over Absegami.

Biggs struck out 17 in a no-decision against Sacred Heart.

"That was a tough loss," Biggs said of the Thunderbolts' 4-3 setback in extra innings. "But you have to put it behind you. That's baseball."

   - Phil Anastasia