#13 Derek Whitfield

Class: JR
Height: 6-2
Weight: 265
Position: IF
Hometown/ High School: Biloxi, Mississippi/Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
Bats/Throws: R/R

Pre-Loyola:

Attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston, Mississippi… Batted .333 with five RBI’s for head coach Gary Rath… Played first base and pitcher for Kevin Burdine at Biloxi High School… Batted .365 with six home runs and 30 RBI’s during his senior year… Played in the South Mississippi All-Star Game.

Personal:

Majoring in business management… Born on April 30th, 1993… Son of John and Shirley Whitfield… Wants to work in the office of a sports organization… Favorite food is chicken tenders and least favorite is Chitlins… Favorite movie is Remember the Titans and favorite TV show is Prison Break… Considers his father as his biggest influence… Favorite athlete is Jenny Finch… Lists his hobbies as golfing, bowling, basketball, texting, tweeting, and hanging out with friends… Favorite restaurant is Chesterfields… First car is a 2000 Kia Sephia… Happiest day of his life was when he was accepted into Loyola.

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