2003: Recorded his first collegiate victory after pitching a scoreless inning with one strikeout in Virginia's 12-11 victory over Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament (5/23) ... Pitched a season-high 3.1 innings and struck out two batters in UVa's 10-7 victory over Virginia Tech (4/23) ... Pitched 3.0 innings and struck out two batters whiling scattering three hits against #17 Georgia Tech (5/9) ... Pitched a hitless innings and struck out one batter against VCU (4/29) ... Pitched a scoreless inning and allowed only one hit in UVa's 17-2 victory over #12 Miami (4/13) ... Pitched 2.0 innings, allowing one run on one hit and recording a strikeout in Virginia's 4-1 win against #20 Clemson (4/5) ... Pitched a scoreless inning and recorded a strikeout in UVa's 11-4 victory over #18 Richmond (4/1) ... Pitched 1.1 scoreless inning, allowing no hits while recording a strikeout against #4 Florida State (3/16) ... Pitched a scoreless innings and allowed only one hit while striking out two batters against #4 Florida State (3/15) ... Pitched 2.0 innings, allowing one unearned run on two hits while striking out one batter in Virginia's 12-5 victory over #25 UNC-Greensboro (3/11) ... Pitched a scoreless inning, allowing one hit and recorded three strikeouts in Virginia's 11-5 win over Charlotte (3/9) ... Pitched one inning, striking out one batter and allowing no hits in UVa's 3-2 win against Charlotte (3/7).
2002: Pitched 1.1 inning, allowing no hits and no runs against #10 Georgia Tech (4/28) ... Pitched 1.1 inning and recorded three strikeouts against #1 Clemson (5/12) ... Made the first appearance of his collegiate career by pitching two innings and allowed one earned run in UVa's 12-4 victory over Old Dominion (2/22) ... Appeared in a game at Maryland and pitched 3.0 innings (4/6) ... Made his first career start against #5 Wake Forest and pitched 3.1 innings (4/14) ... Pitched two innings and struck out against UNC-Greensboro (4/20).
Prep & Personal: Was only the eighth player in Bellaire High School history to become a four-year letterwinner ... Had a high school pitching record of 21-2 through his junior season ... Was a key contributor to guiding Bellaire to its record breaking seventh State Championships in 1999 after batting .467 and posting a 9-0 record as a pitcher with a 0.85 ERA ... The USA Today crowned Bellaire the 1999 National Champions ... Batted .486 with 40 RBI in 79 at bats and was 11-2 as a pitcher with a 1.57 ERA with 87 strikeouts through 67 innings in 2000 ... Five of his seven complete games were shutouts ... Was a two-time All-Greater Houston and All-District selection ... Named to the preseason All-Greater Houston Team for 2001 ... One of 25 players state-wide to be selected to the Texas All-State 5A Team as a junior and was one of 20 players selected to the All-Greater Houston team as a sophomore ... Collegiate Baseball recognized him as one of Texas' top players in 1999 and 2000 ... coached by Rocky Manuel at Bellaire ... Son of Marc and Ann Laird ... Born September 24, 1982 in Houston, Texas.
Ellis Thrilled to Back in CoachingWrestling10/24/16The newest member of the Virginia wrestling team's coaching staff is assistant Mark Ellis, who won an NCAA title as a heavyweight at Missouri.North Carolina PostscriptFootball10/23/16Virginia, which trailed 14-7 at halftime, lost 35-14 to No. 22 North Carolina in an ACC game Saturday at Scott Stadium.Cavalier Football Notebook: UNC WeekFootball10/21/16At 3 p.m. Saturday, UVA (2-4, 1-1) hosts Coastal Division rival North Carolina (5-2, 3-1) in an ACC football game at Scott Stadium.
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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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