The Crimson Tide claimed the game one victory, 12-9, and fell in the second game, 8-1
CAREER ACCOLADES 2014 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
SENIOR (2015) Played a key role for the Crimson Tide in his senior campaign, starting 51 games and playing in 56 overall after playing in just eight games his first season at Alabama ... was the Tide's primary designated hitter while also seeing time in the outfield and on the mound ... finished with a .307 (58-189) average and a .397 slugging percentage, ranking third on the team in both categories ... also added 23 RBI and 21 runs scored ... made 27 appearances (26 starts) in SEC action and batted .311 (33-106) with 11 RBI and nine runs scored while sporting a .342 on-base percentage ... reached base safely in 44 of his 52 games played, including a streak of 16 consecutive games from March 3-April 10 ... collected a six-game hitting streak from Feb. 20-28, batting .409 (9-22) with three doubles, a home run, four RBI and three runs scored across the streak ... recorded a seven-game hitting streak from March 14-27 and batted .459 (11-24) with a double, triple, four RBI, six runs scored and one hit-by-pitch during that time. Maryland Eastern Shore (2/13-15): Earned two starts and played in all three games, finishing the weekend with one hit, RBI and run scored ... earned his first start of the season in the opener, manning left field and going 1-for-4 with a run scored. Houston (2/20-22): Came home from Houston tied for the team lead in RBI (3) and ranked second in hits (6) and total bases (10) ... went 2-for-3 in Saturday's contest to record the first multi-hit effort of his career ... led the Tide in hits on Sunday, recording three, including his first career home run. Louisiana-Lafayette (2/27-3/1): Delivered a go-ahead, eighth-inning single in the first game of the weekend to help Alabama come away with the win, finishing the night 1-for-3 with an RBI. Mississippi State (3/14-15): Wrapped up the weekend batting .417 (5-12) with a double, two RBI, two runs and a hit-by-pitch ... both singles in Saturday's contest were rally starters with two outs in the fourth and eighth innings. Florida (3/27-28): Returned from a week off due to illness and came through for the Tide ... finished off the weekend batting .556 (5-9) with one RBI and three runs scored ... entered the first game of Friday's doubleheader as a pinch-hitter and proceeded to collect two hits in as many attempts, including a single that plated the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning. UAB (3/31): Went 1-for-3 with his first career triple while also contributing one RBI and run inside Regions Field. UAB (4/14): Finished the night 2-for-3 with a run scored. Missouri (4/17-18): Recorded a 4-for-12 (.333) weekend that included a double and one run scored ... recorded three hits in Friday's series-opener in Columbia to tie his career-high mark. Southern Miss (4/28): Went 2-for-3 and knocked his second home run of the season ... contributed both of the team's RBI while adding one run scored. Auburn (5/8-10): Batted .500 (6-12) with two RBI, two runs, one walk and a stolen base across the weekend on the Plains ... in the series finale, reached base safely in all five plate appearances while leading the team in hits at a perfect 4-for-4 ... also added two runs scored in the 14-4 finale with the Tigers. Mercer (5/12): Finished 1-for-4 with a triple and a run scored for the night in Huntsville. SEC Tournament: Led the Crimson Tide in hitting across the four games, sporting a .357 (5-14) average with two RBI ... contributed a two-hit effort with one RBI in game one of the tourney against Ole Miss.
On the mound: Closed out the year with an 0-1 record and a 3.86 ERA (6 ER/14.0 IP) in 11 appearances ... provided depth for the Crimson Tide coming out of the bullpen for the first time during his career while still filling his role at designated hitter ... did not allow a walk in his first six appearances (6.2 IP) before walking five batters against LSU. Maryland Eastern Shore (2/14): Made his Crimson Tide debut as a pitcher in the second game against the Hawks ...worked 1.0 inning and allowed one hit while notching two punchouts. Savannah State (2/24): Picked up his first career save in the second game of the doubleheader with the Tigers ... threw 1.1 innings and struck out two. LSU (4/2): Suffered the first loss of his career against the nation's No. 3 team, tossing 2.2 IP and allowing three runs on two hits while walking five. Alabama A&M (5/5): Collected his second save of the season in game one against the Bulldogs ... tossed 3.0 innings of scoreless baseball, allowing two hits while striking out a season-high five batters.
JUNIOR (2014) Appeared in eight games with two starts in his first season with the Tide. Stephen F. Austin (2/22): Made his Alabama debut as the designated hitter against Stephen F. Austin (Feb. 22). Alcorn State (3/18): Recorded his first career hit with UA against ASU, with a two-run single. Jackson State (4/15): Drew his first career walk in a pinch-hit opportunity.
JUNIOR COLLEGE (2012-13) A First Team All-North selection following his 2013 campaign at Shelton State Community College ... two-time all-region selection ... played 55 games in 2013, batting .321 with two home runs, 34 RBI and 25 runs scored ... played 58 games as a freshman in 2012, batting .400 with 82 hits, the second-most in Shelton State single-season history, adding 46 RBI and 32 runs scored ... helped the 2012 Shelton State team win their region and finish third at the JUCO World Series.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA At the end of his high school career, held 22 records at Northridge High School ... earned back-to-back all-state selections in 2010 and 2011 ... chosen for West Alabama's team in 2010 and 2011 ... in his senior season, batted .490 with a .559 on-base percentage, 16 doubles, four home runs and a school-record 43 RBI ... as a junior in 2010, hit .462 with a school-record 60 hits and school-record 19 doubles, while also recording two home runs and knocking in 26 runs ... hit .398 as a sophomore with one home run and 30 RBI ... son of Brian and Carla Wilhite ... has an older brother, Jimbo, and two younger sisters, Mary Caitlyn and Laura Lee ... aunt Amy (Lannom) Wilhite, who played point guard for the Alabama women's basketball team from 1989-92, tied the school record for most 3-point field goals made in a single game with eight ... born John Cameron Wilhite on Feb. 25, 1993, in Birmingham, Ala.