Tucker White is a 6-1 220 lbs Sr. right-handed pitcher, for the University of Science and Art in Chickasha, Oklahoma. White has been domination this season, as he has thrown 49 innings, has a record of 6-1 with a 3.86 ERA. White has also managed to strikeouts 56 batters on the season. His best start this season was against Bacone, where he would go 7 innings, allow 2 runs on 3 hits. In that game White would sit down 10 batters via the strikeout. White has a very electric fastball, topping out at 92 mph. White also has a good curveball changeup mix, to complete a solid arsenal.
Before coming to USAO, White started his college career at Cowley Communty College Tigers in Arkansas City, Kansas. White played for the Tigers during the 2015-2016 season, that was his Freshman and Sophomore season. During his Junior season, White played with the College of Charleston. While at College of Charleston, White would throw 36 1/3 innings, and would finish with 35 strikeouts.
White grew up in Sterling, Oklahoma, and attend high school at Sterling. While at Sterling, White would go to the state tournament 8 times, in spring and fall baseball. White would also play basketball at Sterling from his Sophomore-Senior year.
In the summer of 2011-2015, White would play with the SW Shockers. In 2012 White was apart of the town league state championship. Then in 2013-2014 White would be apart of the American Legion Runner-Up teams. In 2015 White would win the American Legion state championship, and be the Runner-Up in a super regional.
Q: Explain your journey to USAO
A: “Graduated from Sterling High School and signed with Cowley County Junior college in Kansas, where I played for two years. My sophomore year at Cowley I signed to play at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. I wanted to finish my college career at USAO because of the success they had over the past couple years.”
Q: In your opinion what is your most dominating pitch? And why?
A: “I work a lot off of my fastball and it seems to be my best pitch when I locate and work both sides of the plate.”
Q: What is the best part about playing college baseball?
A: “The competition and the chance to compete everyday, also the process and the work it takes to be successful.”
Q: What was your favorite moment while being apart of the Shockers
A: “I was in eighth grade when Perry called Dillon and I to fill a couple spots on the older shocker team where I hit a go ahead home run in my first game as a shocker.”
Q: What is your best baseball memory?
A: “Making it to the JUCO World Series is one my best baseball memories.”