5 Jon Wilhite
5 Jon Wilhite
Birth Date: 12/24/1984
Height: 6-0
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, Calif.
High School: Mira Costa HS
Position: INF
B/T: L/R
Experience: 2V

TITANS `07: Started five times early in the season as the team's DH, but was used mostly as a pinch hitter throughout the season • Was the team's best hitter off the bench going 5-for-18 (.278) • His pinch-hit, RBI-single capped a six-run seventh inning on Mar. 13 vs. Pepperdine in the come-from-behind win at Goodwin Field • Picked up a pinch-hit single at the College Word Series on June 16 against the eventual national champion Oregon State team • Saw time at first base as a late-inning defensive replacement on five occasions, and was perfect recording 12 putouts without an error • Was named Best Teammate at the team's awards banquet in Nov., 2007.

TITANS `06: Pinch hit on three occasions and reached base in his final at bat on April 18 vs. LMU (hit by a pitch).

TITANS `05: Saw limited playing time as the back-up catcher, appearing in 15 games in 2005 • Came back with a bang after missing the first 13 games of the season with a contused spleen and broken rib (injured during practice), going 3-for-3 in his return, driving in three in a victory over Cal State Northridge on Mar. 9 • Picked up five of his six hits in 2005 in his first four games • Drove in two on June 4 in the Regional with a pinch-hit double against Arizona, and another with a pinch-hit squeeze bunt the next game against Missouri • Threw out two of the eight runners (25 percent) who tried to steal against him.

TITANS `04: Was granted a redshirt season.

MIRA COSTA HS: Three-time letterman for Manhattan Beach school • Hit .444 as a senior and .377 as a junior • Named All-Bay League and All-South Bay each of his last two years • Earned defensive player of the year honors his sophomore season • Also awarded Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award and November Student of the Month.

PERSONAL: Born on December 24, 1984, in Long Beach, Calif. • Parents are Tony and Betsy Wilhite • Has an older brother (Mike) and younger brother (Chad) • Full name is Jonathan Joseph Wilhite • His nickname is Willis • Majoring in business • Says his parents have been his greatest influence • Winning the Junior Olympics was his greatest sports thrill • Enjoys playing ping pong • Says working at a Little League snack shack was one of his strangest summer jobs • Favorites include: Jason Kendall (player), The Big Lebowski (movie), Tom Hanks (actor), Los Angeles Dodgers (team), fullertontitans.com (web site), South Park and Baseball Tonight (TV shows).

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