LOUISVILLE - Prestonsburg High School junior-to-be Grant Anderson is spending many of his summer days on a baseball field. Anderson, a three-sport standout at PHS, played in his second tournament as a member of the Central Kentucky-based Kentucky Baseball Club 17U team over the weekend. Playing “up” a year, Anderson has fared well in each of his first two tournaments with the Kentucky Baseball Club 17U squad. Anderson is batting leadoff and playing shortstop for the Kentucky Baseball Club unit. He is currently hitting .455. Perfect on the basepaths, Anderson has stolen eight bases in as many attempts while scoring multiple runs.
Over the weekend, Anderson’s team was in a field of 44 squads as the Louisville Select Super Showcase was staged on seven fields between Louisville and neighboring Indiana.
The versatile Anderson has started one game in center field, making his outfield debut.
Tournaments have pitted the Kentucky Baseball Club 17U team against opponents from numerous states east of the Mississippi.
Anderson and the Kentucky Baseball Club 17U team will play in the Notre Dame Wood Bat Classic in South Bend, Indiana, next weekend. Several states and metro areas, including Chicago, will be well-represented in the Notre Dame tournament.
Anderson has already received interest from several college baseball programs. Playing for the Kentucky Baseball Club allows him an opportunity to play in front of dozens of coaches and scouts on a regular basis, giving him added exposure. Anderson wants to play baseball at the next level and he’s getting the chance to compete with teammates and against opposing players that want the same.