Coach Corbin Quote: We are fortunate to get Johnny back for his senior year. He is a rare case of a player who posseses legitimate speed and power. He can be a offensive threat and really help our team. His experience and attitude should be a key factor as well. He should start in left or center field. Johnny won the Omaha Challenge for the 2nd year in a row.
2008: Hit .286 with 12 RBI and 21 runs scored...Went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and a RBI in season opener against Oregon State (2/22)...Hit first home run of the season against Xavier (3/2)...Went 2-for-3 with a career-high four runs scored and a RBI against the Musketeers...Hit a pinch-hit home run against Western Carolina (3/12) for his second round-tripper of the season...Had two hits and two RBI against Lipscomb (3/19)...Was 1-for-1 as pinch-hitter against Memphis (5/6)...1-for-1 as a pinch hitter against Florida (5/15)...Went 2-for-3 and scored a run in SEC Tournament opener against Florida (5/21) ... Had a hit in all three games of the NCAA tournament. Went 6-for-10 with two RBI and three runs scored. Ended the year with a 3-for-4 day against Oklahoma (6/1).
2007: Hit .289 with seven doubles, a triple and three homers with 14 RBI in 44 games, logging 22 starts ... 2-for-5 in the Georgia series ... Was 3-for-5 with a homer and two runs scored against Tennessee Tech (4/25). Home run cleared the scoreboard at right-center at Hawkins Field ... Walked a career- high three times against Lipscomb (4/17) ... Came through with game-winning RBI double in the 12th inning of win over Kentucky (4/13). Finished 1-for-1 with a RBI and two runs scored off the bench ... Was 1-for-3 with a homer and two RBI against Belmont (4/11) ... Went 2-for-5 with a double and RBI against South Carolina (3/31) ... Was 3-for-4 in SEC opening weekend versus Ole Miss (3/16 - 3/18) with two RBI ... Knocked in the game winner with a single versus Ole Miss (3/16) ... Laced a double and a triple as part of a 2-for-5 day at the plate against Illinois-Chicago (3/11) with two RBI and a run scored... Was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle against Xavier (3/04) to go with two runs scored, three RBI and a stolen base ... Saw action in all three games of the Houston College Classic to open the 2007 season ... Scored the winning run against Arizona State (2/10) from third base as a pinch runner on a wild pitch during an intentional walk ... Earned his first collegiate start in the opener versus Rice (2/09) as the DH and went 1-for-3 with a double ... wrote a diary for his hometown paper, the Shelbyville Gazette ... Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 24th round in the June amateur draft ... Played on the Newport Gulls of the New England Collegiate Baseball League over the summer. Batted .246 with five doubles and three triples while also converting on 10-of-12 stolen base attempts.
2006: Played in eight games, finishing with a .200 average, a homer and three RBI ... Was 0-for-1 with a run scored in the second game of a doubleheader against Alabama (4/22) ... Hit a pinch-hit two-run homer against the Crimson Tide in the first game of the doubleheader ... Scored a run and had a RBI against Western Kentucky (4/11) ... Named the top pro prospect out of the New York Collegiate League by Baseball America over the summer. Played for the Glen Falls Eagles and hit .365 with three doubles, a homer, triple, 16 RBI and 11 stolen bases in as many chances in 18 games before suffering an injury that sidelined him the rest of the summer.
2005: Redshirted ... Played for Lehigh Valley of the ACBL over the summer ... Scored 10 runs in 24 games ... Hit .170 with a triple, homer and 13 RBI.
High School: Owned a .481 batting average with 47 hits, six home runs, 12 doubles, and six triples at Shelbyville High School for head coach Scott Hall...totaled 43 RBI, and 29 walks ... Was 29-30 in stolen bases...Owned a .592 on base percentage and a .825 slugging percentage ... Had a 13-game hitting streak his senior season ... Earned Team MVP and Most Improved Player honors ... Named to the District 8-AAA all-district and all-region team and earned MVP honors ... First-team All-Mid State and All-State as a senior ... Played summer baseball for the Shelbyville Post 23 American Legion team coached by Jerry Naron. Owned the highest slugging percentage (.559) and highest on base percentage (.496) as a junior. As a senior, he had the highest slugging percentage with a .713 mark.
Personal: Jonathan Lamont White ... Born 6/16/86 ... Son of Jeffery and Betty White ... Has a sister, Makea ... Majoring in psychology ... Favorites include: The movie Coach Carter, the TV show Fresh Prince, Aaliyah, Alex Rodriguez, Tom Cruise and the Atlanta Braves ... Craziest ambition is to become an outdoorsman ... Lists Frank Robinson as the greatest baseball player of all time.