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Anderson finds payoff in baseball’s challenges

Jordan Anderson keeps his eye on the ball. He has signed a baseball scholarship with Mississippi State University. CONTRIBUTED

MADISON – Baseball standout Jordan Anderson moved to Madison when he was a freshman. “I moved because I was yearning for a new school with greater academic opportunities and better baseball competition,” he said.

Jordan recently signed a baseball scholarship with Mississippi State University.

Jordan, a senior at James Clemens High School, is a member of Peer Helpers, National Honors Art Society and National Society of High School Scholars. Jordan participates in track and field and plays center field in baseball.

“Baseball is my favorite sport, because, yes, it is fun, but it is also very challenging and takes a ton of practice and hard work. I love that about it,” he said.

“My mom is the manager of Social Security Administration in Huntsville,” Jordan said. “My father is a program analyst at The Boeing Company.” Jordan has one brother, Justin, who attends the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Q & A

Q: What are your favorite restaurants?

A: “I really like I (Love) Sushi and Taziki’s,” Jordan said.

Q: What are your favorite foods?

A: Grilled chicken fettuccini.

Q: What are your favorite sports teams? 

A: In basketball, Jordan’s favorite team is the Cleveland Cavaliers. For baseball, he cheers for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Dallas Cowboys is his choice of team in pro football. Not surprisingly, he is a fan of college athletics with the Mississippi State University Bulldogs.

Q: What is your favorite sports memory?

A: “My favorite sports memory was winning the national championship this summer and being a part of the perfect game, All-American game in San Diego,” Jordan said.

Q: What do you like to do in your free time? 

A: “I like to hang out with friends and watch movies,” Jordan said. “I also enjoy playing other sports that aren’t my primary sport, such as tennis and basketball.”

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