Four starts, four gems in professional baseball for Shenendehowa graduate Ian Anderson.

Anderson, the No. 3 pick in the MLB Draft this past June, went four innings on Saturday for the Gulf Coast League Braves. He allowed no runs and now has a 0.00 ERA in 15 professional innings.

He's allowed just 11 hits in those 15 innings, coupled with four walks. He has a pristine 1.00 WHIP and has 14 strikeouts in those 15 innings. He's shown the ability to control pitches, to get ahead in counts and to put hitters away.

Opponents are hitting just .212 against Anderson thus far. You have to wonder if he's getting close to a late-season call-up to a short season affiliate.

Anderson is just one of several Capital Region natives playing professional baseball, including Jeff Hoffman (Shaker, Rockies), Tommy Kahnle (Shaker, White Sox), Jaime Schultz (Maple Hill, Rays), Garrett Whitley (Niskayuna, Rays), JP Sportman (La Salle, A's), Zach Remillard (La Salle, White Sox), Dave Roseboom (La Salle, Mets), Murphy Smith (Shen, Blue Jays) and Branden Cogswell (Shen, A's).

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