White To Play In 38th NEIBA All-Star Game

Lisbon, N.H. native chosen to participate in third-career NEIBA showcase

Michael White

EASTON, Mass. (June 8, 2012) – Stonehill College senior utility player Michael White (Lisbon, N.H./Lisbon Regional) has been selected to play in the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-Star Game on Monday, June 11 at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton, Mass. at 7 p.m., home of the Brockton Rox who compete in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL). Tickets for the event will be $5.00 dollars at the gate.

A consensus All-Region player earning honors from the American Baseball Coaches' Association (ABCA), Daktronics and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association this season, White has been chosen to participate in his third-career NEIBA All-Star game. Last spring, White went 1-for-2 with a single and recorded one putout in center field entering the game as a reserve. White did not see action during his sophomore season in the NEIBA All-Star game which was played at Fenway Park as the contest was cut short after three innings of play due to severe weather conditions.

White played in all 49 games for Stonehill in 2012 making 31 starts at first, nine at designated hitter, seven in left field, two in center field and nine starts as a pitcher (ten appearances). At the plate, 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.

Stonehill posted a 30-19 record overall, 18-11 mark in the Northeast-10 (NE-10) Conference and a 13-8 showing in Northeast Divisional play. The Skyhawks went 7-3 overall in their last ten regular season contests to earn their third-straight trip to the NE-10 Tournament. Stonehill fell to Franklin Pierce University, 6-0, in the opening round of the tournament, on the road.