Arizona infielder Mason White earns Freshman All-American honor
Arizona infielder Mason White — a third-generation Wildcat — will end his first year with the program as an All-American
White was selected to the Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American team on Wednesday. He’s the first Arizona infielder to earn the distinction from the publication since Nick Quintana in 2017.
✔️ Third-generation Wildcat
✔️ Tucson native
✔️ 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐡𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐀𝐥𝐥-𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧
— Arizona Baseball (@ArizonaBaseball) June 7, 2023
White, a Tucson native, just completed a freshman campaign in which he hit .313 with 50 runs scored, 18 doubles, a team-leading seven triples, 10 home runs, and 35 RBI. In Pac-12 play, he hit .356 with 23 runs, 18 extra-base hits, and 19 RBI. White’s 12 doubles in league play tied the Arizona freshman conference record set by Daniel Susac in 2021.
Across 53 games and 48 starts, White posted 17 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI performances. From March 31 through May 2, he posted a 17-game hit streak that went on to become the longest by a Wildcat hitter on the season.
Defensively, White started 31 games at second base, 11 at third base, and one at shortstop. He had a hand in helping to turn 23 of Arizona’s 46 double plays.
White’s father, Ben (1993-96), and grandfather, Tim (1968), are alumni of the program.
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