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Oklahoman All-Big 12 Player of the Year Boomer White led TCU's late-season charge

Boomer White batted .320 since April 1, when his team stood 15-12, driving in 24 runs during that month-plus stretch, including 21 in conference play, tying for the league lead.
by John Helsley Published: May 19, 2014
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As far as baseball names go, it’s hard to beat Boomer White.

It’s one, too, that would have played well in Norman.

Boomer … Soo – nah.


White was recruited by Oklahoma, but chose TCU instead, although he hears his name in little different light now.

“They joke around,” White said. “I hear so many things from the fans, especially around the plate. I get a kick out of it. It really doesn’t bother me at all. I think it’s fun.”

At the plate, and anywhere on the field for that matter, White is all business.

The Oklahoman’s 2014 Big 12 Player of the Year, the TCU left fielder led a late-season charge that had the Horned Frogs threatening Oklahoma State for the Big 12 title, before settling into second place, one game back in the standings.

White batted .320 since April 1, when his team stood 15-12, driving in 24 runs during that month-plus stretch, including 21 in conference play, tying for the league lead.

During that run, the Horned Frogs won 23 of 26 games, often with White doing damage from the middle of the lineup.

“RBIs are huge,” he said. “This weekend at Baylor, I didn’t have a hit in three games, but I managed a couple sacrifice flies, found a way to get runs in. And that speaks to our team and the quality of baseball we’re playing.

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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