HOUSTON -- Astros legend Craig Biggio, a special assistant to the club, was beaming with pride Monday after his youngest son, Cavan, returned home after helping the U.S. win the gold medal at the 2012 International Baseball Federation 18-and-under/AAA World Championships early Saturday with a 3-2 win over Canada in Seoul, South Korea.
"I am so excited for the boys," Biggio said. "This was a huge commitment for the players and the staff. To bring home the gold for the first time in 13 years is so special. This has been something they will never forget and they have memories for a lifetime.
"I am so proud of the way they played as a team and never gave up. A gold medal, that is so cool. Congrats."
Cavan Biggio, who plays for his father at St. Thomas High School in Houston and has signed with the University of Virginia, hit .293 (12-for-41) in the tournament, including a four-hit game.
"It was awesome," Cavan said. "Just getting the opportunity to represent our county was just amazing, and just the feeling of being in the dog pile and knowing you were world champions and you won it for your country is a great feeling."