06 Apr

shine on

While several Mississippians in the majors enjoyed shining moments on Friday, none had a brighter glow than Tim Anderson. The East Central Community College alum had three hits, drew a walk, drove in three runs and scored a career-high four as part of the Chicago White Sox’s wild 10-8 victory over Seattle in the ChiSox’s home opener. Anderson, just back from paternity leave (it’s a girl), belted his first home run of the year and boosted his average to .438. “Special week for me,” he told The Associated Press. Somehow, he was not the MLB Network DraftKings Fantasy Player of the Night. … Elsewhere, Southwest Mississippi CC product Jarrod Dyson, batting leadoff for Arizona, had a three-hit game, scored a run and drove in another as the Diamondbacks pounded struggling Boston 15-8. Dyson, in limited playing time, is hitting a nifty .429. … Mitch Moreland, the ex-Mississippi State star, hit his second homer and ran his RBI total to eight in the Red Sox’s loss, which dropped them to 2-7. … Former Bulldogs standout Adam Frazier was 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI for Pittsburgh, which beat Cincinnati 2-0. … And State product Hunter Renfroe, up as a pinch hitter, launched his third homer — in a span of nine at-bats — for San Diego, which spoiled St. Louis’ home opener. … The good vibe didn’t work for everybody with a Magnolia State connection, however. Ex-Ole Miss star Zack Cozart took an 0-for-3 that dropped his average to .038 for the Los Angeles Angels.

Mike Christensen

Mike Christensen

A long-time sports fan and 30-year newspaper veteran muses on all things baseball in Mississippi. Contact: mwchristens@gmail.com
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