White and Novak tally lone RBIs
Kendall and Helsel hit first career home runs
Ryky Smith is the hero in lone at-bat of the gameLions Complete Sweep of Pitt with Walk-off Win, 8-7
Lion batters gave Mullin early cushion in first career start
Buckeyes earn second walk-off win in as many days
AS A JUNIOR IN 2014: Started 47 contests and played in 49 ... Had the third-best average on the team (.266) of players with more than 35 appearances ... Second on the team with 47 hits and tied for the team lead with two home runs ... Ranked second on the squad with 24 RBIs ... Opened the season going 1-for-2 with three RBIs and a double at Gardner-Webb on Feb. 16 ... Posted two hits in four at-bats at Gardner-Webb in the second game of a doubleheader on Feb. 16 ... Roped two singles at USF on Feb. 22 ... Hit his first career home run at Fresno State on March 11, driving in a career-high tying three runs ... Went 2-for-3 against the Bulldogs, crossing the plate once on March 12 ... Cranked another home run at Santa Clara on March 14, going 2-for-5 and pushing three runs across the plate ... Put together a 2-for-3 performance with two RBIs and one run scored vs. Northwestern on March 28 ... Tallied two singles in four plate appearances vs. West Virginia on April 8 ... Ended the season on an eight-game hitting streak, including a 3-for-4 outing vs. No. 19 Indiana on May 9 and a 2-for-4 performance against the Hoosiers on May 10.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013: Started and played in 42 games during his second season as a Nittany Lion ... Led Penn State in putouts with 369 ... Drew 14 walks, ranking fourth on the team in the category ... Singled in the first game of the season, a 6-4 win over East Tennessee State on Feb. 15 ... Recorded a hit and a run against East Tennessee State on Feb. 17 ... Drove in his first run of the season at Liberty on Feb. 23 ... Went 2-for-4 with two RBIs at Liberty on Feb. 24 ... Had a hit, a run and an RBI while also reaching base three times after being hit by pitches in the 4-2 win over Stephen F. Austin ... Posted a hit, a run and an RBI at Houston on March 5 ... Singled and scored a run and added a walk on March 6 ... Went 2-for-5 and scored a run in the 9-3 victory over Houston Baptist on March 8 ... Hit his first career triple and added a single, while scoring a run and driving in a run in the 8-4 win over Houston Baptist on March 9 ... Had two singles and drove in a run at Temple on March 17 ... Scored two runs on a 2-for-4 day at the plate in the Big Ten opener at Indiana on March 22 ... Drove in two runs on a single against Indiana on March 23 ... Went 1-for-4 with a run and a walk versus Pittsburgh on March 27 ... Drew two walks and scored two runs against Purdue on March 31 ... Doubled, walked and score two runs in the win over Wright State on April 7 ... Singled twice and scored a run in the extra inning win over Bucknell on April 10 ... Combined to go 4-for-10 with a run and an RBI in the series at Iowa from April 20-21 ... Had a 2-for-4 performance with a double, while driving in two and scoring a run in the 7-4 victory over La Salle on April 23 ... Doubled and scored a run at Ohio State in the second game of a doubleheader on April 27 ... Recorded a single and a run against Minnesota on May 3.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012: Started 32-of-33 games played, collecting eight runs and 12 RBIs ... Made collegiate debut against Seton Hall on Feb. 17 ... Scored first career run on Feb. 24 against UNC-Greensboro ... Recorded first hit on March 6 and first RBI on March 7 against Mississippi State ... Drove in a run and was walked twice in win over Binghamton on April 4 ... Went 1-for-2 and scored a run on April 6 against Canisius ... Came away from the Michigan series from April 13-15 with three hits, two runs and an RBI ... Played a season-best series against Iowa from April 20-22, scoring a run and recording two hits, three RBIs and a stolen base ... Tallied two RBIs on a two-run single and scored one run on April 24 in the 5-3 comeback win over Mount St. Mary's ... Produced three hits and an RBI in the Ohio State series from April 27-29 ... Had a one run, one hit and one RBI-showing against Minnesota on May 5 ... Had a season-high three hits in the win over Illinois on May 13, and ended the series with five hits and an RBI ... Played final Big Ten series against Michigan State from May 17-19, posting two hits and an RBI ... Competed in his final game of the season against Ohio State on May 23, recording two hits and scoring one run.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Stone Bridge High School, where he won district championships his freshman and senior year as a member of the baseball team ... Batted .368 with five home runs and 19 RBIs his senior season ... Tied school record for home runs and set school record for career RBI with 72 ... Was named to first team All-District and honorable mention All-Region ... Hit .355 with two home runs and 24 RBIs his junior year ... Led team in RBI and was named to first team All-District Team ... Gameday Magazine Player of the Month in March.
PERSONAL: Full name is J.J. White ... Parents are John and Belinda White ... Has a sister, Alycia ... Majoring in management information systems.