-- Anderson Burgess has signed a letter of intent to attend Coppin State University and play baseball for the Eagles announced head coach Sherman Reed
Burgess graduated from La Plata High School and will enroll at Coppin State this coming fall.
“Anderson is a huge local signee for us, considering the other competing schools for his services. He has a big frame that we hope will develop into one of the top left-handed freshmen pitchers in the MEAC this year," said Reed. "When I watched him pitch in the 3A semifinals this spring, I was most impressed with the poise and demeanor he displayed under pressure. He has a high velocity fast ball with good lefty movement and he isn’t afraid to snap in the braking ball in traditional fastball counts. Anderson will have the opportunity as a true freshman to immediately compete for a major role on our pitching staff next spring.”
Burgess helped lead La Plata to a 19-6 overall record and a 3A South Region title. The Warriors advanced to the state semifinals before losing to eventual champion J.M. Bennett.
Burgess fashioned a 5-2 record with a 1.41 earned-run average and 78 strikeouts as a senior. He also had six home runs and drove in 31 runs at the plate. He was named the Charles County Baseball Athlete of the Year, First Team All-Charles County and was a second team All-Southern Maryland Athletic Conference.
As a junior, Burgess helped lead La Plata to a runner-up finish in the Maryland 3A state tournament. He earned Second Team All-Charles County honors after posting a 5-2 record and a 1.60 earned-run average.
“Anderson is as fine a baseball player as you’ll find in the state of Maryland," said La Plata head coach John Childers. "I think Coppin State is getting a gem. The combination of his hitting, pitching and defensive abilities will make him a major asset to their program.”
Burgess attended Westlake High School during his freshman and sophomore seasons and was a Second Team All-Charles County choice as a sophomore.