5 Cole White
Cole White

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Midland, Texas

High School:
Midland (USMAPS)

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200

Position:
Infield-Outfield-Pitcher

Experience:
1VL

Major:
Systems Management



Outstanding athlete ... lends tremendous versatility to Black Knights' roster ... hard-throwing right-hander who filled regular turn in Army's Patriot League pitching rotation ... served as Black Knights' starting right fielder as well ... had never played outfield prior to last season ... shifts to first base this spring ... pitches consistently in upper-80s ... boasts potential to improve on those numbers ... complements riding fastball with solid curveball and deceptive changeup ... major impact player at two different positions ... line-drive hitter with ability to launch home runs ... boasts great deal of natural power ... plays game with fierce passion ... owns high ceiling and great will to win ... provides dangerous power source in middle of head coach Joe Sottolano's batting order ... experienced smooth transition to infield this past fall ... expected to excel in new surroundings ... injects tremendous athleticism to Black Knights' infield ... features smooth footwork around first base bag ... product of USMA Prep School ... letterman.

MILESTONES: Second straight dual position Army standout to be named Patriot League "Rookie of the Year" ... copped all-league honors at two different positions ... also named to 2005 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-America team as chosen by Collegiate Baseball ... followed in footsteps of teammate Milan Dinga in claiming that citing ... established new Academy freshman record for home runs (10) ... also fashioned top slugging percentage by a plebe (.626) ... set new freshman school record for total bases (87) as well ... tied freshman standard with two home runs in a game ... established or tied five Army freshman records in all ... finished season just two home runs shy of school's single season record ... first starting pitcher in Army history to capture first seven decisions ... ranked 138th nationally in earned run average (3.07) after listing among Top 30 most of season ... named Patriot League "Rookie of the Week" four times during course of season ... those four citings occurred over final five voting periods ... named to College Baseball Foundation Honor Roll on one occasion ... one of seven Army players to establish new single season school record for games played (53) last spring ... listed by Collegiate Baseball as one of Patriot League's "Top Players to Watch" this spring ... named to Baseball America's preseason All-Patriot League team at both first base and pitcher.

2005: Patriot League Rookie of the Year ... first team All-Patriot League selection at pitcher ... second team All-Patriot League choice in outfield ... authored outstanding freshman campaign ... followed in footsteps of current teammate Milan Dinga in garnering Patriot League's top rookie award ... only second Army player so honored ... one of seven Army players to appear in all 53 contests, setting new Academy record ... boasted 7-1 mound record with 3.07 earned run average ... topped team in winning percentage (.875) ... ranked third among the club's starters in ERA ... that figure swelled following late-season struggles ... also stood third in victories and innings pitched (55.2) ... ranked third among Patriot League leaders in victories and fifth in earned run average ... first starting pitcher in Black Knight history to win first seven decisions ... suffered only loss to Auburn during season finale at Tallahassee Regional ... appeared on mound in 12 contests ... earned nine starting berths ... held down regular turn in Army's weekend pitching rotation throughout spring ... allowed 61 hits in 55.2 innings pitched ... yielded less than one hit per inning throughout campaign until losing to Auburn at NCAA Regionals ... touched for 11 hits and five earned runs over 4.2 innings of work in that showing ... struck out 35 and walked 15 overall ... finished 4-0 with a 2.10 earned run average in five Patriot League starts ... permitted 29 hits in 30.0 innings ... fanned 16 and walked six ... limited conference opponents to .257 batting average ... allowed just five extra-base hits in Patriot play ... overall earned run average held below 2.00 throughout season before sub-par relief appearance in regular-season finale skewed figure ... slumped a bit down stretch ... saw earned run average jump by almost two full runs across final three outings ... did not allow more than two earned runs in any of season's first seven starts ... tossed six solid innings to earn impressive victory against highly regarded South Florida ... allowed five hits and two runs (one earned) to notch second win of season ... fanned three Bulls and walked two ... tossed five shutout innings in home debut against Sacred Heart ... allowed four hits in that showing, while striking out three and walking one ... recorded additional victories over Lafayette, Bucknell, Holy Cross, Navy and Savannah State ... struck out season-best eight and walked only one over 6.2 innings of defeat of Savannah State ... allowed just one run over first six frames before tiring in seventh of that performance ... served dual role as Black Knights' starting right fielder ... batted .331 with five doubles, three triples and 10 home runs ... added 24 runs scored and 32 runs batted in ... posted team-leading .626 slugging percentage to rank 85th nationally ... owned .391 on-base percentage ... perfect 4-for-4 in stolen base attempts ... batted .320 with runners on base and .292 with runners in scoring position ... hit .396 with one double, four home runs, nine runs scored and 12 runs batted in during Patriot League play ... posted .667 slugging percentage and .434 on-base percentage in those 15 outings ... tied for team lead in home runs ... stood fourth among team leaders in batting average, total bases (87) and on-base percentage, fifth in runs batted in and seventh in base hits ... listed sixth on team with 11 multiple-hit performances ... also tied for fifth in multiple-RBI efforts with eight ... headed Patriot League in slugging percentage (.626) ... listed tied for 15th among conference leaders in batting average, tied for third in home runs, sixth in total bases and tied for seventh in runs batted in ... blasted two home runs to lead road win over Bucknell, tying an Army single-game record that was surpassed later in season ... went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three runs batted in during that showing ... posted pair of three-hit efforts against Lafayette ... drove in three runs on three occasions ... closed season on tear ... batted just .222 (8-36) with one double, four runs scored and five RBI over first 12 games ... hit .369 (38-103) with four doubles, three triples, 10 home runs, 20 runs scored and 27 runs batted in across last 33 showings ... boasted .757 slugging percentage in that time (78-103) ... extended hitting streak to 14 games with home run against Florida State in first-round matchup of Tallahassee Regional ... solo blast in second inning staked Black Knights to early 2-1 advantage ... season-long hitting streak ranked as second-longest on squad ... batted safely in 33 of 45 showings overall.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Barry Russell at Midland High ... earned two varsity letters ... saw action on pitcher's mound and in infield ... two-time all-district performer ... helped team to Texas 5A state championship as a sophomore.

PERSONAL: Given name is Cole Michael White ... born April 3, 1985, in Carlsbad, N.M. ... parents' names are Anne Phillips and Jeff White ... played with current professional baseball players Laynce and Jayson Nix ... member of 14-and-under select team that captured Triple Crown World Series ... very superstitious ... states he has "too many superstitions to count" ... enjoys hunting and fishing in spare time ... majoring in Systems Management.

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