GRAND JUNCTION – The first one is always memorable, but Cole Anderson’s first hit as a professional baseball player was a little extra special.
The Rocky Mountain High School graduate hit a home run in his second at-bat of the Grand Junction Rockies home opener at Suplizio Field Monday night, breaking up a perfect game and giving him his first pro hit, RBI and home run all in one swing.
“To be honest I got it off the end of the bat and wasn’t sure it was going out,” Anderson said. “Once I heard the crowd cheering I knew it was gone. It was a pretty awesome feeling.”
Batting ninth in the lineup as the designated hitter, Anderson struck out looking in his first at-bat. In his second he took the first pitch straight to left field for a no doubter of a home run.
Anderson finished the night 1-3 and the Orem Owlz beat the Rockies 8-2.
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