When the 2020 season ended, Rhode Island was one of the hottest teams in New England and Austin White was one of its leaders.
The Rams were 8-5 with victories against a pair of nationally-ranked opponents in Central Michigan and Arizona on their resume. They had scored double-digit runs in five straight games and won four in a row before the schedule was halted just one weekend prior to the start of Atlantic 10 Conference play.
A now-senior outfielder from Portland, Conn., White had a .378 average, five extra-base hits, 10 RBI and a team-leading .549 on-base percentage during the shortened season. He played in 12 of Rhody’s 13 games, hitting in each of the last seven.
As the 2021 season continues to inch closer, White spoke to NEBJ for the second installment of a fall Q&A series with New England players. He discusses the changes to Rhody’s on-field experience this fall due to COVID-19 protocols, the ending to 2020, and how he was able to better his game during a unique summer in the Connecticut Collegiate Baseball League.