Tim Anderson, Kevan Smith combine for 6 hits with Desert Dogs


February 19, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox catcher Kevan Smith (81) poses for a picture during photo day at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Anderson and Kevan Smith of the Glendale Desert Dogs, via the Chicago White Sox organization, combined for six hits in the Desert Dogs’ 9-0 win over the Peoria Javelinas, Tuesday.

Anderson, who is a shortstop for the Desert Dogs, had his best game at the plate this fall thus far, batting from the No. 2 spot in the order. The ’13 first round pick of the White Sox (17th overall), was 3-for-4 with one double, two runs and one strikeout.

In Double-A ball with the Birmingham Barons this season (along with the Arizona Rookie League White Sox and the Winston-Salem Dash), Anderson combined for a .301 batting average.

The ’14 MiLB season for Anderson saw him play in 83 games with 104 hits, 40 RBIs and nine home runs.

Smith was 3-for-5 in the nine-run victory. This season, Smith played 106 games with the Barons. He batted .290 with 10 home runs, 21 doubles, three triples and 48 RBIs. The catcher was a seventh round selection by the White Sox in ’11.

These two White Sox prospects combined for half of the Desert Dogs’ hits, with the team combining for 12 hits.

This was the second win of the fall for Glendale, as they are now 2-3-1 overall. Their next game will be on Wednesday against the Scottsdale Scorpions.