The Mountaineers had no answer for the HPU pitcher, mustering
only three hits in the 8-0 loss. The second game would see Anderson
return once again in the final inning to close out a 2-1 win
and pick up her first save of the season. Anderson now boasts
a 7-1 record to go along with a conference best .56 earned run
Success on the mound is nothing new to the California native.
While attending high school in Fullerton, CA, Anderson gathered
a number of honors to make a name for herself. Aside from lettering
all four years in softball, as a sophomore she was named Golden
West pitcher of the year and first team all-league. As a junior,
Anderson was named Serra league pitcher of the year, was first
team all-league, first team all-county for Orange County, and
an impressive first team all-state selection. Her senior year
she earned all-county and all-league honors again.
Among all the praises and accolades, Anderson still considers
her greatest athletic thrill to be pitching against and beating
the No.1 ranked high school team in the nation. Mater
Dei High School was in our conference so we got a chance to
play them. We ended up beating them in a really close and intense
game, said Anderson. It was a crazy feeling to have
knocked off the No.1 team in the nation. We felt like we could
beat anybody after that.
When not playing softball, the psychology major enjoys the
beach, the company of friends and family, and volunteering to
work with disabled people. In life after softball, Anderson
hopes to become an accomplished child psychologist.
These are probably my last years playing competitive
softball, said Anderson. I just want to have fun
and make the most of it while I can. Thats what it is