FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 10, 2004

 

 

Brandon White Earns Little East Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week Honors

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College junior Brandon White (Foster, RI) was named the Little East Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week for his performance last weekend in a doubleheader sweep of LEC foe UMass-Boston.

 

White starred both on the mound and at the plate versus UMass-Boston. In game two of the doubleheader, he tossed a complete game, two-hit, eight strikeout, shutout in RICís 8-0 victory over the Beacons. White had a perfect game going heading into the bottom of the ninth before a RIC error and two hits broke up the potential perfecto. At the plate, White went 5-9 with a double, two home runs, three runs scored and six RBI in the two games.

 

On the season, he has played in 18 games, starting 16 of them. He is batting a team-best .456 with 26 hits, four doubles, five home runs, 13 walks, 20 runs scored and 20 RBI. White leads the team with a .789 slugging percentage and a .579 on-base percentage, while also contributing a .986 fielding percentage. On the mound, White has appeared in nine games, starting six of them. He owns a 2-3 record with a 5.59 ERA. In 37.0 innings pitched, he has struck out 39 batters.

 

He is a 2000 graduate of Ponaganset High School and is a social work major.

 

Head Coach Jay Grenier's team is 19-14 overall and 6-8 in the Little East Conference. The two victories over UMass-Boston secured a bid to the Little East Conference Tournament for the Anchormen and earned them the fifth seed for the Tournament which will be hosted by Eastern Connecticut. In the opening round, RIC will face second-seeded Southern Maine on Wednesday, May 12 at 3:30 p.m.

 

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