The Washington Wild Things continue with their roster building as they today sign INF Jonathan White.
The infielder transferred to Presbyterian College in 2018 and instantly made his presence felt. As a junior he led the Big South Conference in hitting at a .358 clip, earning First Team honors. White also finished Top 10 in the conference in; SLG, OBP, HR, TB and sacrifice bunts.
As a senior he continued to produce and ended up breaking numerous program records. His career .431 on base percentage set a new high for the Blue Hose and his 15 hit by pitches in ’19 tied a single season record. White finished the campaign with a .305 average driving in 31 runs and smashing 5 home runs. His 29 walks and 12 stolen bases ranked 2nd and 3rd on the club respectively.
“Jonathan is a very solid, well rounded baseball player. He has shown the aptitude to do a lot of things to contribute to a team’s efforts,” said General Manager Tony Buccilli. “We value his versatility defensively between third and second and he has shown a demeanor to find a way to get on base. Finding rookies who can contribute is never easy but we look to have Jonathan’s bat chip in and increase our depth,” Buccilli stated.
The Wild Things take to the field as they open the season Friday, May 15 at Rockland, with the home opener slated for Tuesday, May 19 to take on the Quebec Capitales at Wild Things Park.
The Washington Wild Things are a professional baseball team in the Frontier League that plays in Washington, PA. Since their inception in 2002, the Wild Things have won 6 Division Titles and earned numerous playoff appearances. Fans and media can stay aware of all the happenings in the Wild Things’ organization by following the team’s social media and website, washingtonwildthings.com. Season ticket packages, with new-and-improved benefits are now available by calling the box office at 724-250-9555.