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Rougarou Sign 1st Player in Franchise History

Baton Rouge, LA – January 21, 2019 – The Baton Rouge Rougarou are beginning to make some exciting player acquisitions. When the Rougarou begin their inaugural season this May, local fans transitioning from Alex Box to Pete Goldsby will recognize LSU freshman Drew Bianco as he joins the Rougarou roster.

Drew Bianco is a right-handed-hitting infielder and catcher from Oxford, Mississippi. Bianco attended Oxford High School, a Class 5A powerhouse in Mississippi, where he experienced a great deal of success. Drew lead his team to two state championships and was named to the all-state team four times. In 2018 he was named the Class 5A Player of the Year after batting .409 with six home runs. In his career, he hit .352 with 33 doubles, 20 home runs, 147 runs scored, and 100 RBI.

Bianco will be following in his father’s footsteps by playing collegiate baseball for the LSU Tigers, but with Leaving Oxford, Drew will be leaving behind his dad Mike Bianco who is currently in his 18th season as the head baseball coach at Ole Miss.

“Our organization could not be more excited to have Drew joining us this summer,” said Rougarou Head Coach Thomas Simoneaux. “When Coach Cain (Nolan Cain, Assistant Coach at LSU) called, I was ecstatic. Drew has such an impressive track record, and comes from an outstanding baseball family. Mike Bianco (his father, head coach at Ole Miss) leads one of the most respected programs in the country and there is no doubt that Drew has been molded by that experience. We have heard nothing but great things about him.”

The Greatest Show in Town is Coming – for tickets and information on Baton Rouge’s very own Minor League Baseball Experience for the inaugural season, go to brrougarou.comor call (225) 500-4FUN. Follow the Rougarou on social media: facebook.com/BRRougarou | Twitter: @brrougarou | Instagram: brrougarou.

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