Bullet Shot: Athlete of the Week

Photo courtesy of Gettysburg Athletics. Junior Will Anderson batted .400 and slugged .800 over the Bullets' final eight games in Florida

Photo courtesy of Gettysburg Athletics. Junior Will Anderson batted .400 and slugged .800 over the Bullets’ final eight games in Florida

By William LeConey, Staff Writer

Gettysburg’s men’s baseball team got off to a respectable start in their season-opening trip to Florida. Junior catcher Will Anderson has played a significant role in the Bullets’ early success, earning a Centennial Conference player of the week honor for his solid plays.

Anderson is quick to spread the credit around. “Being the Centennial Conference player of the week is a great honor because it is a reflection of our team’s success on the field,” he said. “Individual accolades are great but it is even better when you help your team win.”

Anderson had a very good week in Florida, with a .400 batting average, .800 slugging percentage, and 15 RBIs. Anderson has a simple approach at the plate that has been translating into success.

“My approach at the plate has been consistent with what coach Campo preaches and that is sit on the fastball and adjust to any off-speed pitches. People make hitting more complicated than it is but all I’m thinking about is if the pitcher throws me a pitch I can handle I’m going to hit it hard somewhere,” Anderson said.

Anderson is very optimistic about the upcoming season, saying “The ultimate goal this year is to win the Centennial Conference and I think we have a team capable of doing it. We have a solid experienced pitching staff with four frontline starters, and a deep bullpen to go with them.”

For Anderson’s stealth behind and at the plate, he has earned a spot as this week’s “Bullet of the Week”!

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