|21 Mike Anderson|
Pirates fall 4-2 to the Phoenix in final home game of the regular season.
One of five senior pitchers on a staff that returns 13 hurlers ... Will continue his role coming out of the bullpen as a long reliever... 2010: One of four team captains for the second-straight season ... Appeared in 12 games all out of the bullpen ... Posted a 2.70 ERA in 10.0 innings of work where he allowed 11 runs (three earned) on 14 hits with seven strikeouts and eight walks ... After allowing a run against No. 2 Virginia (2/21), didn't allow a run in his next four outings (3.2 IP) ... Tossed at least one inning of relief in seven contests with a season-high 1.2 IP against James Madison (5/18) ... Did not allow a run in 8 of 12 appearances and did not allow an earned run in nine outings ... Held opponents to one or fewer hits in 10 appearances ... Fanned a season-high two batters twice (N.C. A&T and Campbell) ... Surrendered a season-high four hits and five runs against No. 21 Rice ... Inherited two runners allowing one to score ... Held opposing hitters to a .143 average with runners in scoring position (2-for-14) and runners in scoring position with two outs (1-for-7) ... Posted a 0.00 ERA when working the fourth (1.2 IP), fifth (1.0 IP), sixth (0.2 IP) and seventh (2.0 IP) frames ... Lone appearance in post-season play was against No. 20 Rice (5/26) in the C-USA Tournament where he worked 0.1 inning ... Enjoyed greater success inside Clark-LeClair Stadium (1.80 ERA) than on the road (3.86) ... Appeared in three games against nationally-ranked opponents working 1.1 innings allowing six runs (two earned) on four hits with a 13.50 ERA ... 2010 Summer: Played in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) for the Danbury Westerners where he helped them to its first-ever appearance in the NECBL finals after claiming the Western Divisional Championship ... Made 15 appearances all out of the bullpen posting a 1-1 record with a 5.68 ERA in 19.0 innings of work ... 2009: Appeared in nine games with eight starts ... Posted a 1-1 record with a 5.86 ERA ... Worked a total of 27.2 innings, allowing 34 hits, 18 runs (all earned) while fanning 22 and walking 14 ... Made first appearance in almost two years in the opening series against Monmouth (2/22) going 5.1 innings with four strikeouts in the start ... Top outing was against UNC Asheville, where he allowed two runs on five hits in six innings and six punch outs (career-high) ... Worked into the fourth inning in four starts ... Fanned at least two batters in six outings ... Lone relief appearance was against in-state rival UNC Wilmington (4/8) working one shutout inning ... Only win of the season was against in state rival UNC Wilmington (5/12), where he tossed 1.2 innings of shutout ball with a pair of strikeouts ... In seven of his eight starts, the Pirates walked away with a win ... Did not appear in any league games ... Opposing batters hit .294 against him ... Held left handed batters to a .250 average while righties hit .312 ... Ranked fourth on the team in starts (8) ... Did not allow a run when working the fifth (2.0 IP) or eighth innings (1.0 IP) ... 2009 Summer: Played for the Peekskill Robins of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League ... Appeared in five games (four starts) posting an 0-2 record with a 4.79 ERA in 20.2 innings ... Allowed 13 runs (11 earned) on 16 hits with 32 strikeouts and 16 walks ... 2008: Redshirted (injury) ... 2007: Appeared in eight games with six starts ... Posted a 1-1 record with a 3.00 earned run average ... Worked a total of 24.0 innings, allowing 25 hits, 11 runs while fanning 13 and walking seven ... Best outing came in his first collegiate start against Radford (3/4) allowing one run (earned) in five innings with four strikeouts ... Also recorded starts against No. 22 N.C. State, UNC Wilmington, Savannah State, No. 4 North Carolina, The Citadel and Elon ... Made collegiate debut against in-state foe Duke (2/25) in the Pirate Invitational throwing one inning of relief and allowing two hits in an 11-4 victory ... Used primarily as a mid-week starter ... First collegiate start was against Radford (3/4) where he worked five innings allowing one run on three hits with four strikeouts registering his first collegiate win, 16-3 ... Posted a 2.74 ERA as a starter with opposing batters hitting .244 (21-for-86) ... Overall held opposing hitters to a .269 average ... Had equal success against batters from both sides of the plate (.267 vs. left-handers and .270 vs. right-handers) ... Ranked fourth on the team in starts (6) ... Did not allow a single run when working in the fourth (3.0 IP), fifth (2.2 IP), sixth (1.0 IP) and seventh (1.1 IP) innings ... Posted a 1-0 record with a 1.50 ERA in day games oppose to a 0-1 record with a 3.50 ERA in night games ... Walter Panas High School: Earned four letters for the Walter Panas Panthers ... Named team captain during junior and senior seasons ... Posted an 18-8 overall record on the mound with 277 strikeouts in 188 innings of work ... Each year logged an ERA of less than three (2.98 freshman, 1.04-sophomore, 1.28-junior and 1.46-senior) ... Earned league MVP honors as a junior ... Named first-team All-Star by the New York Journal News and the North County News ... Invited to participate in the 2005 East Coast Professional Showcase in Wilmington, N.C. after his junior season ... Named Top Prospect by Perfect Game at the 2005 Northeast Top Prospect Showcase ...Received Geis Auto Mall Scholar Athlete Award ... Personal: Full name is Michael John Anderson ... Nickname: "Mikey" ... Born May 17, 1988 in Mount Kisco, N.Y. ... Son of James and Mary Ann Anderson ... Has two siblings (Jimmy and Danny) ... Majoring in physical education ... Three-time Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll recipient (2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09) ... Six-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll recipient (Fall `06, Spring `07, Spring `08, Fall `08, Spring '10, Fall `10).
CAREER HIGHS - innings pitched: 6.1 vs. UNC Wilmington (4/11/07); strikeouts: 6 vs. UNC Asheville (3/10/09); walks: 4 vs. N.C. State (4/4/07); hits: 6 (three times, last vs. Campbell 4/14/09); runs: 6 vs. Campbell (4/14/09); earned runs: 6 vs. Campbell (4/14/09).