White selected to the first team as a designated hitter/utility
EASTON, Mass. (May 16, 2012) – Stonehill College senior outfielder/left-handed pitcher Michael White (Lisbon, N.H./Lisbon Regional) has been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-East Region first team for the first time in his career as the designated hitter/utility player, it was announced earlier today.
White has now earned All-East Region honors for the second-straight season after collecting American Baseball Coaches' Association (ABCA) All-East Region second team accolades and Daktronics All-East Region second team honors last season. White, a two-sport athlete at Stonehill, picks up his fourth-career All-East Region award in the past two seasons after earning National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division II All-East Region laurels two years in-a-row.
A NCBWA Preseason All-American second team and NCBWA Preseason All-East Region first team selection earlier this spring, White played in all 49 games for the Skyhawks this season making 31 starts at first base, nine at designated hitter, seven in left field, two in centerfield and nine starts as a pitcher (ten appearances).
White compiled a .307 batting average (62-for-202) with 42 runs scored, 13 doubles, three triples, three homers, 31 runs batted in, a .353 on-base percentage, a .436 slugging percentage, went 11-for-13 in stolen base attempts and posted a .978 fielding percentage in 370 chances (327 putouts, 35 assists and eighth errors). White also put together the longest hitting streak on the team ranging 19-straight games from March 16 to April 15 where he collected 33 hits total and 18 RBI's.
White led the team in at-bats, runs scored, doubles, stolen bases and stolen base percentage and currently ranks in the top-15 in the Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10) in at-bats, runs, doubles and putouts. White hit .330 with runners on-base, .321 with runners in scoring position, .727 with runners on third and less than two outs and notched 14 two-out RBI's which ranks second-highest on the squad.
On the mound, White posted a 4-2 record overall to go along with a 2.03 earned run average (ERA), two shutouts, one combined shutout and one save in 62 innings pitched. He struck out 46 batters and held opponents to a .229 batting average in 236 at-bats. White currently ranks in the top-15 in the NE-10 in complete games (three) and shutouts. White average 6.68 strikeouts per game and recorded a 3.3 strikeouts-to-walks ratio. In his last 19-and-one-thirds innings pitched to close out his senior season, White did not allow a run dating back to April 15 against Southern New Hampshire University.
White wraps up his career with a .313 batting average (167-for-533), 89 runs, 27 doubles, five triples, seven homers, 77 RBI's and 48 stolen bases (.873 percent). As a pitcher, White went 13-8 overall with a 2.62 ERA in 35 appearances (28 starts), notched seven complete games, three shutouts, two combined shutouts, two saves and 156 strikeouts in 202.1 innings pitched.
White played in 116-straight games to cap his four-year career for the Skyhawks as the consecutive games streak started on April 20, 2010 against Franklin Pierce University. On the soccer field, White only missed one contest playing in 69 out of a possible 70 career games in four seasons. The only contest White did not play in occurred during his freshman campaign. White most recently won the Fr. William Gartland, CSC, Award – Top-Male Student-Athlete at Stonehill – and earned NE-10 All-Conference first team honors in baseball as a utility player this spring. White has also been selected to numerous NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Rolls in both his fall and spring sports, respectively.