CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- University of Maine baseball third baseman Eric White (Brewer, Maine) was named the America East Player of the Week on Monday, April 1. He becomes the third Black Bear to be named Player of the Week this year, joining Colin Gay (Feb. 18) and Michael Fransoso (Feb. 25). He is the sixth different Black Bear to be honored by America East.
The Black Bears took two of three games from Albany over the weekend in their home-opening series. White hit .545 for the Black Bears with five runs scored and two RBI. He had a double on the weekend and stole a pair of bases. White was perfect in 12 chances in the field at third base.
White finished with a hit in all three games for the Black Bears. He was 2-for-3 in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday where he scored a run in Maine's 4-1 win. He finished 3-for-4 with three runs scored in Maine's 7-4 win in the second game. He had a hit and drove in a pair of runs in the series finale on Sunday afternoon.
Maine currently sits atop the America East standings with a mark of 6-3 in league play. The Black Bears return to action on Saturday, April 6 when they host Binghamton for a doubleheader starting at 1 PM.
Aaron began his career at WVII in March of 2008. He attended Old Town High School, where he graduated in 2004. From there he moved on to the New England School of Communications, majoring in Sports Broadcasting and Journalism. Originally a sports radio major, Aaron co-hosted a weekly sports radio show on WHSN called This Week in Sports while also doing play by play and color commentary of Husson Eagle sporting events. He also spent a semester as the stations sports director. After his sophomore year he realized he had run out of radio classes to take, so he began taking TV courses while also working at Stephen King’s sports station WZON. Aaron graduated from NESCom in May of 2008 with a degree in communications, and was named the top broadcast journalist of his class. Since joining ABC-7 and Fox Bangor he has won multiple Maine Association of Broadcasting Awards.
In his free time Aaron likes, surprise, to watch sports and play sports. From mountain climbing to basketball, there are very few sports Aaron doesn’t enjoy. He also likes traveling when he gets the chance, and is happy he has been able to pursue his passion for sports while staying close to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @AaronRJackson, and you can catch him weeknights at 6, 10 and 11 on ABC-7 and Fox Bangor. He can also be reached via email at [email protected].