Shenendehowa graduate Ian Anderson to start for Atlanta Braves in Game 3 of World Series on Friday

Atlanta Braves pitcher Ian Anderson warms up in the outfield before Game 6 of baseball's National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves Saturday, Oct. 23, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Atlanta Braves pitcher Ian Anderson warms up in the outfield before Game 6 of baseball's National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves Saturday, Oct. 23, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Altanta Braves pitcher and Shenendehowa High School graduate Ian Anderson will start Game 3 of the World Series, the Braves announced Wednesday via social media.

The Braves won Game 1 of the World Series against the Houston Astros on Tuesday night, 6-2. Game 2 is scheduled for Wednesday in Houston. Anderson will get the start for Atlanta in Friday’s Game 3, the Braves’ first home World Series game in 22 years.

The start will be Anderson’s fourth of the 2021 postseason. The 2016 Shenendehowa graduate threw five shutout innings and picked up the win in Game 3 of Atlanta’s National League Division Series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

In the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Anderson started twice, but did not factor in the decision either time. In Game 2, Anderson allowed two runs in three innings, before returning in Game 6 to allow a run over four innings as Atlanta won 4-2 to clinch its first NL pennant since 1999.

In seven career postseason starts, Anderson is 3-0 with a 1.47 earned run average. During the regular season this year, the righthander went 9-4 with a 3.58 ERA in 128 1-3 innings.

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