Talented pitcher with a very fluid delivery and loose arm action that will enable him to increase his arm speed and velocity in his time at LSU ... has a fastball that sits at 89-91 mph and locates it well in the zone.
Received a medical redshirt, as he was sidelined with a shoulder injury.
Appeared in 13 games (three starts), posting a 2-0 mark and a 2.55 ERA in 24.2 innings with 11 walks and 16 strikeouts ... opponents hit just .160 against him during the year ... earned first LSU victory in first career college start versus McNeese State (April 30), firing three shutout innings with one strikeout ... defeated New Orleans (May 14) by working five shutout innings and allowing just one hit with three strikeouts ... LSU's starting pitcher in SEC Tournament semifinal win over Arkansas (May 25), as he limited the Razorbacks to one unearned run on no hits with three strikeouts ...posted a season-high four strikeouts in three relief innings versus Sacred Heart (March 6).
PRIOR TO LSU
Played at Calvary Baptist School in Savannah, Ga. ... posted a 6-2 record in 2012 with a 1.51 ERA and 114 strikeouts in 73.2 innings; also hit .482, 20 doubles, six homers and 60 RBI ... for the 2011 and 2012 seasons combined, he was14-4 with 125.2 IP, a 1.77 ERA, 188 strikeouts and a .160 opponent batting average .. . named 2011 Savannah Morning News Player of the Year and earned 2011 Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-America recognition ... named Georgia High School Athletic Association All-Region 3-A East for two consecutive years ... also played forward on his high school basketball team.
Full name is Hunter Blake Newman ... parents are Earl and Kim Newman ... has two younger siblings, Chandler and Blayne ... says “the coaches, facilities and environment influenced my decision to come to LSU” ... majoring in sports administration at LSU ... born February 8, 1994 in Savannah, Ga.
Newman's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 5.0 vs. New Orleans (5/14/13)
Strikeouts: 4 vs. Sacred Heart (3/6/13)
Hits Allowed: 2 four times; most recently vs. Ole Miss (5/18/13)
Runs: 2 twice; most recently vs. Jackson State (5/31/13)
Earned Runs: 2 vs. Jackson State (5/31/13)
Walks: 4 vs. Arkansas (5/25/13)