Former LeTourneau Pitcher Signs Pro Contract

SAUGET, ILLINOIS – Former LeTourneau University YellowJacket baseball left-handed pitcher Demetri White recently signed a free agent contract with the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League.

White, a native of The Woodlands, TX, ended his career as a YellowJacket as one of the school’s most highly decorated pitchers in history.  White led the American Southwest Conference in strike outs for two years and had the highest strike out per inning rate this season.  In his career, he struck out 264 batters, second on the LETU all-time charts.

White is a two-time first team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI honoree.  He won three all-conference awards during his time at LeTourneau.  Over his last three seasons he posted a 14-11 record and a 3.51 earned run average.  In addition to his pitching prowess, White was a career .295 hitter including a .366 average his senior season.

White made his first career professional start on July 8 at Falconi Field in Washington, PA against the Washington Wild Things.  He pitched four innings and struck out four batters in a no decision.  The Frontier League consists of 12 teams located in the Midwest.