CANNONSBURG - The Alice Lloyd College baseball program, under the direction of Scott Cornett, has announced the signing of one of Eastern Kentucky’s elite high school pitchers to an athletic letter of intent for the upcoming 2013-14 school year. The ALC baseball program’s co-head coach, Jason Stowers, traveled to Boyd County to sign ace pitcher Jason Anders.
The 6-1 right hander has demonstrated that he is a true workhorse. Anders appeared in over 70 percent of Boyd County’s games last season is expected to help lead the Lions throughout his senior campaign. On the collegiate level, Anders is expected to provide help in mid and short relief roles for the Eagles.
“The reason why I chose ALC is because I was impressed with the sports management program that the school has to offer,” Anders said. “When I walked on campus, it felt like it was home for the next four years and it has a great learning atmosphere. The people that I met up there were very easy to get along with.”
When asked about his college expectations, the crafty hurler said, “My expectations are to enjoy college and make something of my life. I am really looking forward to becoming a pitcher for ALC.
“It’s been one of my goals ever since I was little to play college baseball. My Mom and Dad have always wanted me to make it to college. If it wasn’t for my family and coaches, I wouldn’t have made it to where I’m at now.”
Stowers was quick to compliment the latest ALC baseball signee.
“Jason Anders should develop into a strong collegiate pitcher,” Stowers said. “His size and frame will be an asset as he matures and gets stronger. His fastball is ever-developing, and he has already shown tremendous improvement since his campus visit.
“Jason’s work ethic and attitude will translate into him reaching his full potential as a student-athlete here at Alice Lloyd. We are pleased to welcome him into the Eagles family.”