Anderson leaves MSU baseball program

Jordan Anderson

Staff Writer

Jordan Anderson, a freshman outfielder on Mississippi State’s 2018 baseball team, has elected to continue his collegiate career elsewhere he announced on Tuesday.

The Madison, Alabama, native posted on Twitter that he is heading to Chipola College in Florida.

“First I want to thank (former Mississippi State baseball coach and current athletic director John Cohen) for recruiting me and giving me the opportunity to play baseball at Mississippi State University,” Anderson wrote. “Mississippi State is my father’s alma mater and I could not have been more proud to have been recruited by one of the best programs in the country! I made some great friends and created memories that will last a lifetime. I am honored to have played with each of my teammates! With that said, I will not be returning to MSU next year and will be attending Chipola College. I am grateful for the lessons that I learned from the coaching staff this year! You taught me so much outside of baseball that I know will make me stronger and more determined going forward. I wish you all the best and I will be cheering on the OmaDawgs as you guys find your way back to the (College World Series).”

Anderson hit .313 in limited playing time in the 2018 season (5-for-16). He drove in three runs. He played in 21 total games, drawing five starts. Many of his appearances came in a pinch-running capacity.
Anderson was unlikely to see his playing time increase should he have stuck around at MSU for the 2019 campaign.

The Bulldogs will return all three of their starting outfielders from this past season.