White guided Stonehill to its third-straight Northeast-10 Tournament appearance
|Senior Michael White had the best
ERA on the pitching staff and the
second highest average at the plate
for Stonehill this past spring.
EASTON, Mass. (May 31, 2012) – Stonehill College senior utility player/left-handed pitcher Michael White (Lisbon, N.H./Lisbon Regional) has received honorable mention honors to the 2012 Daktronics All-America Baseball Team as voted on by members of the NCAA Division II College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), it was announced earlier this week.
A total of 45 student-athletes, representing 37 institutions were named to either the first, second or third team All-America squad while 18 student-athletes were named honorable mention including White. The All-America baseball team has been sponsored by Daktronics since 2007.
White played in all 49 games for Stonehill on the season making 31 starts at first, nine at designated hitter, seven in left field, two in centerfield and nine starts as a pitcher (ten appearances). White helped the Skyhawks to a 30-19 record overall, 18-11 mark in the Northeast-10 (NE-10) Conference and a 13-8 showing in Northeast Divisional play. Stonehill posted a 7-3 record overall in its last ten regular season contests to earn its third-straight trip to the NE-10 Tournament. The Skyhawks fell to Franklin Pierce University, 6-0, in the opening round on the road.
White has collected several All-East Region awards this season including Daktronics All-East Region and National College Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-East Region first team selections and an American Baseball Coaches' Association (ABCA) All-East Region second team nod. By earning selections to all three All-East Region squads, White is the first consensus All-Region player for Stonehill since Angelo Bruno (Norwalk, Conn./Norwalk) earned similar honors in 2010 during his junior season.
White's career totals include a .313 batting average (167-for-533), 89 runs scored, 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. 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.
At the plate this past spring, 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 reached base safely in 38 out of his 49 games played via a hit, walk or a hit-by-pitch. 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 collected the most multi-hit games on the team with 22 total compiling 17 two-hit contests and five three-hit games. White ranked second on the club in multi-RBI games recording seven total. He had three two-RBI games and a pair of three and four multi-RBI contests, respectively.
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. He also struck out five or more batters in four appearances including a season-high 11 strikeouts versus Post University on February 25 in a 4-3 win.