Former Catamount Tyler White is off to a blistering start as a rookie for the Houston Astro’s professional baseball team. White has been on base more than any other Astro since the season started. White got his first major league home run on Thursday night against the New York Yankees. The two run blast came in the second inning and game the Astro’s a two to nothing lead. White blast was followed by a solo shot by Preston Tucker which gave the Astros a three run cushion. In the fourth Inning White delivered a two RBI single to expand the Astro’s lead to a five to two lead over the Yankees. But the Yankees came back to take an eight to five point win. White was three for four on Thursday with four RBI. In his minor league career he hit .311 in 294 games. He was taken in the thirty third round of the 2013 draft as the 977th player taken. White is from Mooresville and played his college baseball at Western Carolina University.