Made nine appearances, including starts against William and Mary (2/22) and Richmond (4/17)
Recorded 14 strikeouts in 12.0 innings of work
Pitched scoreless inning in relief at Coastal Carolina (2/18; 1.0 IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 1K)
In first career start for Virginia against William and Mary (2/22), he worked 2.2 innings (6H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 4K)
Worked perfect ninth inning vs. Marist (3/14)
Yielded only one hit in 2.0 innings against Towson (3/27)
Tied career high by striking out four in 2.0 innings of work to seal victory over George Washington (4/11; 2.0 IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 4K)
Selected by Chicago White Sox in 43rd round of 2011 MLB Draft
Played for University of Arizona as a freshman before moving on to Madison Area Technical College
Went 7-4 with 3.03 ERA in 13 appearances (12 starts) in 2011
Pitched three complete games, including two shutouts, while batters hit .254 against him
Led team in innings (71.1), strikeouts (79), wins and ERA in 2011
Team finished third at NJCAA Division II World Series; he fired eight innings, with seven strikeouts, in win over eventual champ Western Oklahoma State
Selected by Los Angeles Dodgers in 37th round of 2009 MLB Draft
Four-time All-District Player
District Player of the Year in 2009
WFCA First Team All-State and All-Region in football
Played varsity basketball and football for Ladysmith High School
Played baseball for Coach Dan Leonhard at LHS
Parents are Jeff and Janet Effertz
Has one brother, Eric, and two sisters, Jade and Megan
Father played football and baseball at Eau Claire
Uncle, Scott, played baseball at Kent State
Enjoys fishing and golfing
Casey's Return Buoys CavaliersBaseball2/22/17Derek Casey, who missed the 2016 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, pitched five strong innings in No. 14 Virginia's home opener.Perrantes Searching for AnswersMen's Basketball2/21/17Senior point guard London Perrantes has made only 16 of 58 shots (27.6 percent) from the floor in his past four games, all Virginia losses.'Hoos Savor Latest ITA TitleMen's Tennis2/20/17In men's tennis, Virginia won its sixth ITA National Team Indoors Championship, defending Ohio State 4-1 at the Boar's Head Sports Club.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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