Andrew Hutchinson has been a multimedia reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2014.
Anderson off to hot start in Class A Short Season
Arkansas infielder Brian Anderson (1) tips his helmet to teammate Eric Fisher (29) after he hit a solo home run in the second inning against Liberty during an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game in Charlottesville, Va., Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
FAYETTEVILLE Brian Anderson brought his hot bat from Charlottesville, Va., with him to Batavia after he signed his professional contract.
The former Arkansas second baseman, who went 8-for-13 in the Charlottesville Regional for the Razorbacks, has played only two games for the Batavia Muckdogs, the Miami Marlins' Class A Short Season affiliate, but he's 4-for-8 with two home runs and five RBI.
Anderson's first home run was a two-run blast and came in his first professional at bat. His second was another two-run home run and came in the first inning of his second game.
His .500 batting average is tied for the team-high and he is the only player on the team with a home run through four games. Anderson's five RBI also leads the team.
Former Arkansas first baseman Eric Fisher is also playing for Batavia. In his only game so far, he went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts.