5 Things to Know with Kamiak baseball player Morgan White

5 Things to Know with Kamiak baseball player Morgan White

As a pitcher, hitter or infielder, Kamiak senior Morgan White uses his sheer strength to his advantage.

“He has a big-time power arm,” Knights coach Kevin Agnew said. “He throws hard, has good breaking balls and strikes a lot of guys out. At the plate, he’s similar to what he is on the mound. He’s a big, strong kid, and he hits the ball hard. He plays good defense, and has a great arm from third base or shortstop. Physically, he’s ready for the next level.”

White will continue his baseball career at the University of Portland.

Here are five things to know about White:

1. He’s played for the Seattle-based City Baseball select program the past four years. “We have played in tournaments all over the place — Arizona, San Diego, Oregon. Playing three games a day with those guys, those are some of my favorite baseball memories,” White said. “Wes Long, my select coach, has (helped me a lot). He’s told me about his experiences playing in the minor leagues. That’s what I want to do, so hearing that fuels me to work harder to achieve my dreams.”

2. He originally committed to play at Washington State University. His scholarship offer was rescinded last year, however. “That was a huge mental obstacle for me to overcome,” he said. “The anger that I felt made me want to (play in college) even more. My goal had always been to get a scholarship, and to have it taken away hurt bad. But (the loss of the scholarship) also fueled my fire. Signing with the University of Portland was a blessing. It felt like a huge weight was lifted off my chest.”

3. He’s a “family guy.” White’s parents, Brent and Sine, are his “role models,” he said. “They’ve been selfless. They’ll drop anything to do something for me. When I’m not playing ball, I’m probably with my family. My mom and I go to Hawaii every Christmas to visit family. My dad played football at WSU as a middle linebacker, but he also played baseball in high school, and he got me into the game. I’ve been hitting with him every Saturday morning since I was 7 years old.”

4. He wants to study business management in college. “I feel that business fits my personality the best,” he said. “I consider myself as a leader. I want people to look up to me, and I want to help them. My mom works in refrigeration container sales, and my dad is a manager in seafood sales. I feel that I’ve learned a lot from watching them.”

5. He’s tapped into his artistic side this school year. White has discovered a somewhat unexpected creative outlet by taking a woodshop class. “It’s turned into a fun hobby for me,” he said. “It will probably help me later on because I’ll know how to fix everyday items around the house. Earlier in the year we made benches for the community and school. It was cool to see people work as a team and trust the process and make things to help others. It made me feel good.”

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