Within eight seasons, he and his brother played prominent roles in their teams state championships. James White was the winning pitcher in Hoover's semifinal win in 2007 against, you guessed it, Independence.
Hunter and James are buddies, so a sibling rivalry - if there ever was one - doesn't exist. They have plenty to talk about as they grow older.
Nevertheless, the official ruling is that White hit a grand slam to give Herbert Hoover a 7-3 victory in the 2013 Class AA State Tournament semifinal baseball game on May 30, 2013 at Appalachian Power Park.
And, that's OK.
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I HAVE HAD more people than I can count thanking me for a column I wrote about John Huxley - a close, personal friend of Charleston Catholic coaches, the team and families - who died on Wednesday night.
That's a thank you that you never want, because it's a column you never want to write.
I know it sounds weird, but somehow it doesn't seem to be a coincidence that the Irish won their first state title in eight tries the same week after "Hux" passed away.
"I was praying to John Huxley," Charleston Catholic Coach Bill Mehle said after the title game, a 9-8 victory over favored Magnolia. "John was one of our biggest baseball supporters over the years and just prayed his spirit be with us. This group of seniors, he was part of their extended family over the years while they grew up. I knew John was with us in spirit and we came through."
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YOU HAVE TO feel for Fairmont Senior Coach Steve Naternicola.
Naternicola was in his 24th season guiding the Polar Bears and coaching in his seventh state championship and first as a Class AA program.
Despite Hoover playing in the 2012 Class A title game, Fairmont Senior came in as the favorite. Following an exhausting 10-inning game against Bridgeport and close friend Robert Shields on Thursday, the Polar Bears lost 7-5 to Hoover in the championship after holding a 5-1 lead into the sixth.
It was a difficult result to take, but Naternicola puts it in perspective for his team and the community in how he handles his players and the media.
It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game.
That might be cheesy, but clichés are so often true.
Naternicola gets it in so many ways.
Contact Assistant Sports Editor Rich Stevens at richstev...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4837.