Erik

Anderson

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#25

Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 187
Year: Junior
City/State: Prairie Village, Kan.
High School: Shawnee Mission East
Other College: Barton County CC
Experience: 1 Letter

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2008)

2009 Outlook: Anderson provided depth in the Husker bullpen after transferring from Barton County (Kan.) Community College in January of 2008   Went 1-0 with three saves in 15 contests, ranking fourth on the team in saves Was one of three Husker pitchers to make at least 15 relief appearances and struck out over a batter per inning in his first year as a Husker Spent the summer pitching for the Duluth (Minn.) Huskies in the Northwoods League Went 1-0 with a 4.42 ERA in 13 games, striking out 22 over 18.1 innings and holding foes to a .219 average Has closer’s experience, going 3-2 with seven saves and a 2.17 ERA in 27 appearances at Barton County Community College in 2007 Has the benefit of a full year in the program, as he made great improvement during the fall and during off-season conditioning Combines a solid fastball with a plus breaking ball and will be counted on to help stabilize the back of the Husker bullpen Is one of the candidates to emerge as a closer this spring.

2008: Anderson worked exclusively out of the bullpen in his first year at Nebraska, going 1-0 with three saves and a 4.11 ERA in 15 appearances Ranked fourth on the team with three saves and averaged over a strikeout per inning, fanning 20 in 15.1 frames Held opponents to a .246 average after joining the program in January of 2008 Didn’t allow an earned run in 11 of his 15 performances and struck out at least one hitter in 13 of his 15 outings Did not pitch in the Big 12 Tournament or NCAA Regional Did not record a decision in his eight Big 12 appearances, but had two saves and a 3.86 ERA Pitched twice at No. 12 Missouri, tossing a shutout inning of work on May 17 Tossed 0.1 scoreless innings in the series finale at Baylor on April 27 Did not pitch for nearly three weeks before firing two shutout innings and fanning a pair against Kansas on April 20 Fired a perfect 10th inning with a strikeout to help the Huskers complete a series sweep of Kansas State on March 16 Worked out of trouble to earn the save against Kansas State on March 14, tossing 0.2 innings of no-hit relief to preserve a 2-1 win Fanned two of the three hitters he faced against South Dakota State on March 11 Collected the save in NU’s 3-2 win over Northern Colorado on March 9, pitching a perfect ninth inning Keyed NU’s victory over UC Riverside on Feb. 29, getting the Huskers out of a bases-loaded situation in the eighth inning before fanning two more hitters in the ninth to earn his first career win Pitched a perfect eighth inning in the series finale at Stanford on Feb. 24.

Barton County CC/Shawnee Mission East: Anderson was one of the top junior college relievers in the Midwest pitching for Coach Mike Warren as a closer for Barton CC Went 3-2 with seven saves and a 2.17 ERA in a school-record 27 appearances as a freshman Named second-team All-Jayhawk League West Conference after fanning 76 and walking 19 over 49.2 innings Ranked ninth nationally among junior college pitchers in saves and held foes to a .191 average, as he topped the squad in ERA, opponent batting average, saves and strikeouts Pitched for three seasons at Shawnee Mission East High School for Coach Tim Jarrell, winning 14 games in his final two years in helping the program to consecutive state tournament appearances Earned first-team all-county honors as a senior, posting a 1.13 ERA while allowing nine earned runs in 55 innings, striking out 76 and walking 23 Also earned all-county honors in each of his final two years at SMEHS Played with the Kansas City Sluggers program where he was a teammate of DJ Belfonte for four years.

Personal: Born on May 31, 1988, in New York City Parents are Michael and Susan Anderson Majors in business administration.

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