White Delivers Game-Winner in 11th
May 30, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas -- With two outs in the bottom of the 11th Friday night, TCU left fielder Boomer White stepped onto the biggest stage in his young career.
And in front of a TCU NCAA Regional record 4,120 fans, the sophomore didn't disappoint.
"I was sitting on a curve ball first pitch and probably took the best pitch I have seen in a month and a half. I didn't get off to a hot start (with the at-bat)," he said.
Four pitches later, however, White delivered a single up the middle to lift the Frogs to a 2-1 victory over Siena.
"I wasn't going to get beat by another fastball so I was anticipating it pretty hard. Both fastballs I hit on the day were both outs," he said. "He left it right over the middle and I didn't try to do too much and it was probably the best ball I've hit in a while. It was pretty nice."
Cody Jones walked and stole second to set the table for White's heroics.
"The crowd got pretty loud pretty quick," White said. "It was probably the biggest crowd I have played in front of here. It was a big moment and I had a great opportunity and thank God I was able to come through and help our team out."
White tallied three of TCU's seven hits and two came off Siena starter Matt Gage, who allowed just six hits in nine innings. White's third hit of the game came off Siena reliever Matt Quintana.
"He got deep in the count which is something that he doesn't normally do," TCU head baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle said. "He saw enough pitches and he's a good hitter. No disrespect to anyone else on the team, but he's probably the guy you want up there at that moment."