This college freshman can't stop homering: 9 in first 8 games!

February 27th, 2022

He did it again. And again.

North Carolina State freshman first baseman Tommy White belted a home run in each end of a Saturday doubleheader sweep against Quinnipiac, giving him nine in his first eight collegiate games.

White swatted a two-run homer in the fifth inning of Game 1, and his four RBIs helped fuel the No. 9-ranked Wolfpack in a 12-10, 10-inning victory. Then in the nightcap, White smashed yet another homer, this time a three-run shot in the fourth to help NC State cruise to a 16-4 victory that improved its record to 8-0.

Through his first eight games with the Wolfpack, White has racked up an incredible 29 RBIs and posted a 1.412 slugging percentage.

“I’ve never experienced a hot streak like this," White said after his second multi-homer effort of the season in Friday night’s victory over Quinnipiac. “ … I’m not really focused on how many I hit, just focused on hard contact, focusing on the game and the wins."

White, the No. 107 prospect in MLB Pipeline's 2021 Draft rankings, homered three times as part of a 5-for-6 performance in a 24-6 win vs. Evansville in his NCAA debut on Feb. 18. He was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week after hitting .643/.688/1.714 that first weekend.

The way White is swinging the bat, it could be a freshman year for the record books by the time he’s through slugging baseballs in 2022.