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Eric Anderson
Eric Anderson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Highlands Ranch, Colo.

High School:
Mountain Vista HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 226

Position:
RHP

B/T:
R/R


06/30/2014

Anderson, Kelly Begin Pro Careers With CornBelters

Former Tiger standouts will play in the Frontier League.

06/05/2014

Mizzou Baseball Ready for 2014 Major League Draft

Several Tigers expect to hear their names called over the next two days.

05/17/2014

Tigers Drop Season Finale To No. 24 Arkansas in Extras

Eric Anderson and Keaton Steele both shined as Mizzou fell in extras.

05/13/2014

Tigers Host No. 24 Arkansas Starting Thursday

Series begins Thursday night at 6 p.m.

05/07/2014

Tigers Hit the Road For SEC Series at No. 11 South Carolina

Friday and Saturday contest will air live on FSMidwest Plus in Missouri.

04/29/2014

Missouri Baseball vs. SEMO - April 29, 2014

Missouri Baseball vs. SEMO

04/20/2014

Missouri Baseball vs. Mississippi State - April 20, 2014

Missouri Baseball vs. Mississippi State

04/19/2014

Missouri Baseball vs. Mississippi State - April 19, 2014

Missouri Baseball vs. Mississippi State

04/18/2014

Missouri Baseball vs. Mississippi - April 18, 2014

Missouri Baseball vs. Mississippi

04/08/2014

Missouri Baseball vs. Missouri State - April 8, 2014

Missouri Baseball vs. Missouri State

2014
• Started 47 of 48 games, slugging .407 and was second on the team with a .270 batting average in 189 at bats.
• Led the team with three triples and shared a team high three homeruns with catcher Dylan Kelly ... One of the three homer occurred in the eighth inning against Kentucky, giving Mizzou an 8-7 lead and eventually a series opening victory (4/10).
• Reached base at a .436 clip in 78 plate appearances when leading off an inning.
• Shared a team high six multi-RBI games, as well as 16 multi-hit games.
• In seven attempts, Anderson stole five bases.
• Named SEC Player of the Week on April 14th after hitting .444 and slugged .788 during the week. Also had two game-winning hits on the road at Kentucky while hitting .571 with runners in scoring position.
• Anderson wrapped up the Kentucky series on the bump for the Tigers, going 7.0 innings with 10 strikeouts and holding the SEC's top offense at the time to just three runs. Getting the victory in the series rubber match.
• Ended the season on the hill with 46 strikeouts in 43.2 innings pitched with only seven walks. Accumulated a 3.30 era in nine appearances with one complete game. Also had a team leading WHIP at 1.19.
• Ranked among the league leaders in walks per nine and strikeout-to-walk ratio in SEC play before injuring his arm in his start at Florida.

2013
• As he continued to recover from Tommy John surgery, Anderson put up a 3.90 ERA in 10 appearances, including four starts that spanned 27.2 innings.
• He struck out 17 batters and allowed just 12 earned runs.
• He came back to pitch just 10 months following his Tommy John surgery on May 17, 2012, to start a game at Memphis (Feb. 24) in which he went 2.0 innings, allowing two hits and an earned run.
• He was then put on the shelf for six weeks after experiencing soreness and didn't pitch again until at Missouri State (April 9) where he allowed no runs in an inning of work w with a strikeout.
• His last three appearances were all starts - he went 4.2 innings at Texas A&M (5/5) and allowed just six hits and two earned run.
• Started at Alabama and went 5.0 innings, scattering seven hits while being tagged for a pair of earned runs.
• In his final appearances, he started against Kentucky (5/17) and went a career-best 7.1 innings, allowing just four hits and three earned runs while striking out four while helping Mizzou clinch a spot in the SEC Tournament. The start was his one-year anniversary of Tommy John surgery and coincidentally the three-year anniversary of his labrum surgery.

2012
• Compiled a 4.44 ERA in three starts before being sidelined for the rest of the season with an elbow injury.
• Boasted a 16-3 strikeout-walk ratio before his injury while throwing 24.1 innings.
• Had Tommy John surgery the weekend of the Kansas series (May 18, 2012) and is currently in working on the rehabilitation process to get back on the mound this season.

2011
• Compiled a 4.93 ERA on the season after recovering from shoulder surgery and was one of the league's top pitchers once inserted back into the starting rotation for the Baylor series in April when he was recovered from his surgery.
• The team went 6-1 in games that he started in Big 12 play with the only loss coming in the Big 12 title game in which he started on just three days rest. In all, he went 3-0 on the season in 11 games (nine starts).
• Best start of the season came against Texas Tech (5/13) when he threw 7.0 innings of shutout baseball, allowing just three hits and striking out six, earning the win.
• Earned a win against Kansas State (5/6) after firing 7.0 innings and giving up just four earned runs.
• Earned his third win of the season in game one of the Big 12 Tournament against Texas as he threw 7.0 innings and allowed just three earned runs while striking out four.
• His first start in nearly a year came against Central Arkansas on March 22 and he allowed three earned over 2.0 innings.
• Also started against SIU-Edwardsville and allowed just one earned run over 4.0 innings.
• His first weekend start came against Baylor when he allowed one earned run over 3.0 innings pitched, helping Mizzou to a win over the Bears. He gave up just two hits in the outing and struck out three.
• Pitched in the Cape Cod League for Falmouth and the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team over the summer and gave up just two earned runs in 24.0 innings and four starts over the summer, good for a 0.75 ERA.
• He led Team USA in ERA (0.00), wins (two) and was second on the team in starts (two) and innings pitched (12.0) for the summer.

2010
• Picked up the win in his first career start, striking out and allowing just four hits in five scoreless innings pitched against Florida Atlantic on Feb. 26.
• Struck out six in five innings pitched against Xavier on March 12.
• Gave up just one earned run in four innings of relief work against North Dakota on March 18.
• Struck out two and did not allow a hit or a run in one inning on the mound against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on March 24.
• Pitched 5.1 scoreless innings against Texas A&M on March 27.
• Season was cut short due to injury.

High School
• Was 10-0 with an ERA of 1.71 and 89 strikeouts as a senior at Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch, Colo.
• Named the All-Colorado Pitcher of the Year by the Denver Post.
• Earned All-Continental Conference honorable mention in both the 2006 and 2007 seasons.
• Named an all-state honorable mention selection in 2009.
• Hit .514 with 10 home runs and 33 RBI as a senior in 2009.
• Team was the Colorado state runner-up in his senior season and claimed the Continental Conference title in his sophomore and senior years.
• Compiled a high school record of 15-1 with an era of 2.80.
• Struck out 122 batters in his career.
• Had a career batting average of .414 with 20 home runs.
• Was an all-conference first team selection in football as a senior.
• Earned all-conference second team honors in football in his junior season.
• Named to the all-conference first team in basketball in 2008-09 and was a second-team all-conference basketball selection in 2007-08.
• Was two-time academic all-state honorable mention selection in baseball, football and basketball.

Personal
• Born in Richmond, Texas.
• Son of Tom and Denise Anderson.
• Is a health professions major at Missouri.
• Father played football at Mizzou from 1978-81 and graduated in 1982.
• He earned three letters and played in four bowl games while at Mizzou.

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