Hall of Fame

Whiteoak Baseball Hall of Fame

In order for a past player to be eligible for the Whiteoak High School Baseball Hall of Fame he must have achieved at least five of the following eight possible honors; 1: All Ohio. This includes the Mizuno series, and coaches' poll team. 2: Academic All Ohio. 3: Post HS playing career of at least one year. This can either be at the collegiate or professional level. 4: Team award winner. This includes the Silver Bat, Gold Glove, Quality At Bat, Ace Award, Charlie Hustle, and the Orange-Black game MVP. 5: Honor Roll. Individual must be listed at least two times on the CURRENT team honor roll (individual school records.) 6: All Southern Hills League. 7: All Southeast District. 8: Team Captain. A potential nominee must have a five year waiting period from time of graduation. Example; a 2010 graduate would not be eligible for election until February 2016.

An eligible player may only be nominated by an ex teammate, current or past coaching staff, or WHS school administrator.

A past or current member of the WHS coaching staff, past student manager or other team personnel may also be nominated and voted upon. The individual must meet all given criteria, except the above five of eight listed honors.

The following people are eligible to elect nominated players for the WHS Baseball Hall of Fame: Current and past coaching staff, one WHS school administrator of the coaching staffs' choice, and the captains that served during nominated players' career.

Upon election to the Whiteoak High School Baseball Hall of Fame the individual will have his uniform number retired and a plaque erected at the WHS Baseball field in his honor.

Kip Young #21

Kip Young, left, is presented a plaque by WHS baseball head coach Chris Veidt.  (HCP Photos/Stephen Forsha) Kip graduated from Whiteoak High School in 1972 and Bowling Green State University in 1976. He was a member of the 1971 Southern Hills League Championship team at WHS. While at Bowling Green, he was named to the all-MAC team 3 times. His 37 career wins are the most in MAC history. He compiled a 1.02 ERA in 1974 and his 232 strikeouts and 292 innings pitched are also Bowling Green records. He was inducted into the BGSU athletic hall of fame in 1976.

Young was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 23rd round of the 1976 amateur draft. He made his major league debut on July 21, 1978 in relief against the California Angels. He followed with four wins in four starts. In his first major league start on July 24, 1978, Young pitched a complete game and held the Oakland A’s to one run. His major league career ended after the 1979 season. Kip’s career major league statistics include an 8-9 win-loss record with a 3.86 ERA and 71 strikeouts.

Ryan Barnett #14

Ryan Barnett, left, is presented a plaque by WHS baseball head coach Chris Veidt. Ryan graduated from Whiteoak High School in 2001 and attended Northern Kentucky University. He was a member of the 1999 and 2000 Southern Hills League Championship teams at WHS. Barnett was All Ohio in 2000 and 2001, while serving as team captain. He holds school records in seven offensive categories and is one of the most prolific hitters in Ohio high school history. Ryan is included in the state record book for most hits in a season (57), consecutive hits on two occasions (11), batting average for a season (.626) and career batting average (.483). His 2000 season was one to be remembered. While anchoring the defense from shortstop, he scored 48 runs with 57 hits, 10 doubles, 5 triples, 3 home runs, 25 walks, 42 RBI, a .945 slugging percentage, .718 on base percentage and a .626 batting average. A truly remarkable season, at any level of competition.

Bobby Hunt #2

Bobby Hunt

Bobby graduated from Whiteoak High School in 2004. He received his undergraduate degree from Xavier University in 2010, and his Master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2013. Bobby also attended Wilmington College in 2005, and was a member of the baseball team. Hunt was a member of the 2004 SHL Championship team. The 2004 Whiteoak Wildcats set a school record for wins with 21, were ranked #6 in the State of Ohio, and were Southeast District runners up.

Hunt was the consummate student athlete. He was named Academic All Ohio in 2004 for his classroom accomplishments. His baseball accolades are also  impressive; All Ohio (2003), All SHL (02, 03, 04), All Southeast District (2004), all while serving as team captain in 2002, 03, and 04.

Bobby Hunt is the most “complete” Wildcat to date. His blend of academic, athletic, and leadership accolades are unmatched.

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