BG’s Anderson chooses Hartford as future baseballl home

Telegraph photo by TOM KING Brett Anderson, who accepted a scholarship offer from the University of Hartford late Monday, gets congratulated by Nashua Legion teammate Kyle Hsu after scoring a run in the first inning of Post 124's win over Portsmouth Tuesday.

NASHUA – Whenever Brett Anderson and his family would visit a college, their minds always came back to one of the schools they first visited, the University of Hartford.

So why not close the deal?

The soon-to-be senior at Bishop Guertin did just that earlier this week, accepting a partial scholarship offer from Hartford, where he will both pitch and play the field beginning in the 2020-21 academic year.

There were other schools interested – UMass-Lowell, University of Central Florida, UMaine, Umass-Amherst and Franklin Pierce, but it always came back to Hartford for the New Hampshire Gatorade and Telegraph Player of the Year.

“From the time my family visited Hartford, we always based our other visits on Hartford,” Anderson, who will study business, said. “Nothing really compared to the campus and the culture there. … It’s a partial but it’s a good scholarship though.”

Plus, he got some good info from friend Bryce Walker of Milford, who has been a Hawk the last three years.

UCF was a consideration, but it wanted Anderson as a hitter/position player only. He wants to both pitch and play the field. At Guertin, he hit .477 and played first base and the outfield while winning five games on the mound, with one save this spring. He’s doing the same for Nashua Legion Post #124 this summer.

He’s prepared for the rigors of New England baseball.

“I just like to compete, and New England baseball is known for that,” Anderson said.