Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Brian Anderson
Brian Anderson


Tucson, Ariz.

High School:
Canyon Del Oro

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200



Summer 2002: Played for Cotuit in the Cape Cod League

2002: Returned from a 15 game stint on the D.L. with a sprained left knee on March 8 at Long Beach State ... Was 4 for 13 (.308) with two RBIs, including the game winner on Friday, and a run scored in three games against UCLA (5/10-12) ... Finished a three-game series at #23 USC (4/26-28) with six hits in 13 at bats (.462), his career-high fifth homer and six runs scored ... Was 4 for 12 (.333) in three games against UC Riverside (4/19-21) with four RBIs and four runs scored ... Tallied five RBIs in Arizona’s 10-run first inning at California (4/13) with a RBI single and his second grand slam of the season. The four RBI homer was his career-high tying fourth of the season ... Finished the three-games series with Cal (4/12-14) 5 for 14 (.357) with three runs scored ... Hit his third home run of the season in Arizona’s come-from-behind win over #2 Stanford (4/7) ... Went 3 for 5 with three RBIs in Arizona’s 10-1 win over #15 Arizona State (3/24) ... Was 4 for 10 (.400) with a grand slam, a double, six RBIs and three runs scored against UNC Wilmington (3/15-17) ... Recorded a career-high five RBIs in a single game against the Seahawks (3/16) ... Hit his first home run of the season, while going 3 for 4 with two RBIs and three runs scored at LBSU (3/9) ... Went 3 for 9 (.333) with an RBI and two runs scored in three games against Utah (2/1-3) before spraining his left knee on a steal attempt of third ... Scored at least one run in all three games of the season opening series against New Mexico (1/25-27).

Pitching: Closed out Arizona’s victory over Washington in Seattle for his team-leading fourth save of 2002 ... Struck out a career-high seven UCLA batters in 2.2 innings (5/12) ... Earned his third save of the season at California (4/12). Worked out of a one-out, bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning with a 1-2-3 double play ... Worked a scoreless inning of relief against UNC Wilmington (3/16) for his second save of the season ... Picked up his first save of the season with one inning of work in UA’s 3-0 win over Utah (2/1).

Summer 2001: Played for the Bourne Braves in the Cape Cod League.

2001: Collegiate Baseball First-Team Freshman All-American ... Hitting - Tied for the Pac-10 lead in triples with six ... Recorded the third-best batting average in school history for a freshman, .370 ... Went 8 for 10 (.800) in first two starts, also collected three RBIs and scored five runs ...Hit .364 (4 for 13) with two home runs, three RBI and three runs scored at Stanford ... Was 4 for 12 (.333) with a triple, two RBIs and a run scored in three games at Arizona State ... Collected game-winning hit in the tenth inning in Arizona’s come-from-behind win over Cal (4/22) while also picking up the victory on the mound ... Hit .462 (6 for 13) in three games against the Bears (4/20-22) including a bases loaded double to score three runs ... Had eight hits in 11 ABs (.727) in three games vs. TAMU-CC, also scored twice and drove in five ... Hit .429 (6 for 14) with five runs and four RBIs in three games at Washington State (4/6-8) ... Was 3 for 10 (.300) in three games against Oregon State with a triple and two RBIs ... Hit .300 (3 for 10) at Ole Miss Invitational with two RBIs and a run scored .. Was 3 for 9 (.333) against Utah (2/23-25) with a RBI and a run scored ... Hit .308 in three games against Texas A&M (2/16-18) with seven runs scored, including a career-high four runs in one game on 2/18 ... Scored three runs and hit first career triple against New Mexico (2/8-10) .... Recorded first collegiate hit with a double vs. BYU (1/26) and first home run against St. Mary’s (1/30).

Pitching - Worked out of a bases loaded, no-out jam on the mound at Stanford (5/12) to earn second save of the season ... Pitched in the final two games of the Arizona State series (4/28-29), picking up his first career save in game two after working out of a no-out, bases loaded jam in the ninth ... Won first career game in relief vs. California (4/22)

Summer 2000: Selected to participate on the silver medal Junior Olympics team.

High School: Graduated from Canyon Del Oro High School where played for Coach Kent Winslow ... Earned three letters as a pitcher and center fielder ... ‘00 5A State Player of the Year by the Arizona Baseball Coaches Association ... First-team all-star his senior year ... Also earned letters playing basketball under Coach Dan Huff.

Personal: Full Name: Brian Nikola Anderson... Nickname: BA ...Born: 3/11/82 in Tucson... Major: communications ... Basketball, fishing and hanging out with his sister Brooke listed among his hobbies ... Son of Leslie Holmes and Dana Anderson.