With one successful season under his belt, Tyler White is poised to take the next step in the Alabama pitching rotation ... he sports a power fastball and solid breaking ball ... needs to be more consistent with his control ... posted a 1-0 record with two saves and a team-best 2.28 ERA as a redshirt freshman in 2009 ... racked up 37 strikeouts in 27 innings ... averaged 12.3 strikeouts per nine innings ... had an excellent summer in the 2008 Coastal Plains League, where he played for the Wilmington (N.C.) Sharks ... led the team with 55 strikeouts and an incredible 15.5 strikeouts per nine innings this summer in the wooden-bat league ... tossed six no-hit innings in lone start of the summer.
2009 SUMMER BASEBALL:
Played this past summer with the Deland Suns in the Florida Summer Collegiate League ... helped team to a 25-13 overall record and regular-season championship ... played on same team as UA teammates Brandt Hendricks and Jimmy Nelson ... also played on same team with Mississippi outfielder Tyler Hashman and Georgia pitcher Eric Sewgman ... led the FCSL with seven saves ... appeared in 14 games and recorded 35 strikeouts in 17 innings on the mound ... notched his first save against Clermont (2 IP, 4 K) on June 10 ... recorded final save of season in playoff win over Clermont on July 10.
CAREER POSTSEASON NOTES:
Appeared in three postseason games against LSU, Oklahoma State and Tennessee Tech during the 2009 season ... he worked 6 2/3 innings and allowed two runs on three hits with no walks and seven strikeouts ... he retired all three first batters and stranded five of six inherited runners ... made his postseason debut at the 2009 SEC Tournament against LSU on May 21 ... he worked 3 1/3 innings and allowed two runs on two hits and fanned four ... pitched in both games at NCAA Clemson Regional ... retired five of six batters faced against Oklahoma State on May 29 ... also retired five of six batters ( 3 K) and stranded three inherited runners against Tennessee Tech on May 30.
Made 17 relief appearances ... compiled 1-0 record with two saves and a staff-best 2.28 ERA ... turned in 10 scoreless relief outings ... retired the first batter in 11 of 17 games ... stranded 11 of 18 inherited base runners ... allowed only two runs over his last seven appearances (11 IP, 1.63 ERA) ... made his Alabama debut against Illinois-Chicago (1.1 IP, H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K) on Feb. 28 ... pitched three scoreless innings with three strikeouts to earn first collegiate save against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the Whatabuger Classic on March 5 ... fanned five batters in two innings against Alabama on March 18 ... season-high six strikeouts in two innings of work against Troy on April 7 ... made SEC debut with two scoreless innings and two strikeouts in UA's 13-5 win over No. 2 LSU on April 11 ... allowed three unearned runs and suffered blown save as UA lost to Samford 14-13 on April 15 ... pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings against South Alabama (2 H, 2 K) on April 29 ... recorded first SEC save at Mississippi State (0.1 IP, 1 H) on May 2 ... earned first hold of the season against No. 11 Arkansas (1 IP, 1 H, 2 K) on May 10 ... appeared in three postseason games against LSU, Oklahoma State and Tennessee Tech ... pitched 3 1/3 innings and struck out four in SEC Tournament debut against LSU on May 21 ... pitched in both games at NCAA Clemson Regional ... retired five of six batters faced against Oklahoma State on May 29 ... also retired five of six batters ( 3 K) and stranded three inherited runners against Tennessee Tech on May 30 ... he pitched one game in Cuba exhibition series and retired two of the three batters he faced on Dec. 18.
Redshirted and did not see action ... played summer ball for the Wilmington (N.C.) Sharks in the Coastal Plains League ... led the team with 55 strikeouts and posted an incredible 15.5 strikeouts per nine innings ... posted 0-3 record and 2.48 ERA in 13 appearances ... worked 32 2/3 innings and allowed nine earned runs, 12 hits and 22 walks ... compiled 3:1 strikeout to walk ratio ... in lone start of the summer, White threw six no-hit innings and allowed one unearned run with seven strikeouts on July 30.
A 2007 graduate of Brandon (Miss.) High School where he was a three-year letterman for Coach Neill Bartling, who played at Alabama under Coach Jim Wells ... helped lead Brandon to a 25-7 record and a No. 13 final ranking by The Jackson Clarion Ledger in 2007 ... led Brandon to a district championship in 2007 ... was a two-time "Mississippi Fabulous 15" selection by The Jackson Clarion Ledger (2006 and 2007) ... as a senior in 2007, he pitched 55 innings and logged 57 strikeouts ... was selected to play in the Mississippi High School Athletic Association All-Star Game ... also pitched in the Crossroads Diamond Club All-Star Game ... played for the Mississippi Prospect in the National Amateur Baseball Federation in the summers of 2006 and 2007 ... played for Coach Josh Buford ... member of the Beta Club and the National Honors Society ... graduated with honors.
Full name is Tyler Lee White ... son of Chester and Charlotte White ... has two siblings, Brian and Allison ... threw the first no-hitter in Trustmark Park (home of Southern League's Mississippi Braves) history during his junior season at Brandon High School (2006).