Talented pitcher with a very fluid delivery and loose arm action ... has a fastball that sits at 89-91 mph and locates it well in the zone ... can throw his breaking ball at any time for strikes ... has enjoyed back-to-back superb seasons (2015, 2016) as one of the top relievers in the SEC.
Made 28 relief appearances, posting a 1-1 mark with a 2.13 ERA in 38 innings with 15 walks, 40 strikeouts and eight saves ... finished No. 7 in the SEC in saves ... recorded five saves and a 2.41 ERA in SEC games over 18.2 innings (12 appearances) with nine walks and 19 strikeouts ... earned two one-inning saves in NCAA Regional on June 5 and on June 7 vs. Rice – allowed one hit in the two appearances combined with no runs, no walks and one strikeout ... recorded relief win in LSU's SEC Tournament opener vs. Tennessee (May 24), firing two scoreless innings with no hits, no walks and three strikeouts ... fired one scoreless inning with one strikeout to earn a save against Florida (May 20), preserving a 5-4 win ... earned a save in Game 1 of Tennessee series (May 13), retiring the side in order in the bottom of the ninth with two strikeouts ... posted a one-inning save at Notre Dame (May 11) to secure a 1-0 victory for LSU ... recorded 1.2 innings on May 6 to preserve a 5-4 win over Arkansas ... earned a three-inning save at Missouri (April 15), allowing no runs on one hit with no walks and two strikeouts ... posted a brilliant relief effort April 8 vs. Vanderbilt to earn his first save of the season ... Newman blanked Vanderbilt over 2.2 innings, allowing just two hits with no walks and a career-best six strikeouts ... pitched 1.2 innings in LSU win at Auburn (April 2), allowing one run with no walks and three strikeouts ... delivered excellent relief performances in Games 2 and 3 of the Texas A&M series (March 25 and 26), working a combined 2.1 shutout innings with one hit, no walks and one strikeout ... fired 1.1 shutout innings vs. UL-Lafayette (March 22), allowing no hits with no walks and two strikeouts ... worked two shutout relief innings in two appearances against Ball State (March 12 and 13), allowing no hits with one walk and two strikeouts.
Made 24 appearances out of the LSU bullpen, posting a 3-0 record and a 0.49 ERA in 36.2 innings with 13 walks, 34 strikeouts and four saves ... allowed an earned run in just two of his 24 outings ... recorded a 0.93 ERA and four saves in SEC regular-season games with 19 strikeouts in 19.1 innings ... pitched four scoreless innings in LSU's NCAA Tournament games (three appearances), allowing just three hits with one walk and five strikeouts ... worked a total of three scoreless innings in two College World Series outings against TCU (June 14 and 18), allowing three hits with no walks and five Ks ... credited with the win in LSU's 10-3 NCAA Regional victory over Lehigh (May 29) after working one shutout inning in relief ... made three appearances in the SEC Tournament, allowing no runs on two hits in 2.1 innings with two walks and one strikeout ... earned save on May 1 at Miss. State, firing three shutout innings with two hits and three strikeouts ... recorded a two-inning save April 24 against Texas A&M ... Newman allowed one run – the first earned run he allowed all season – with no walks and one strikeout ... delivered a tremendous relief outing to earn a save on April 18 against Georgia; Newman worked the final three innings, allowing no runs on no hits with no walks and two strikeouts - Georgia's only base runner against Newman reached on an error ... earned first career save on April 10 vs. Auburn - limited AU to no runs on no hits in 3.1 innings with one walk and five strikeouts ... pitched 5.1 shutout innings in two relief appearances on March 24 and March 29; in combined 5.1 innings against Tulane (March 24) and Kentucky (March 29), Newman allowed just three hits with one walk and four strikeouts ... fired three scoreless innings at Tulane (March 24), allowing just one hit with one walk and one strikeout to pick up relief win ... superb outing at Southern (March 17), firing three scoreless innings and allowing just one hit and no walks with four strikeouts.
Received a medical redshirt for the 2014 season 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 sport 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: 6 vs. Vanderbilt (4/8/16)
Hits Allowed: 4 three times; most recently at Auburn (4/2/16)
Runs: 2 four times; most recently vs. Alabama (3/20/16)
Earned Runs: 2 four times; most recently vs. Alabama (3/20/16)
Walks: 4 vs. Arkansas (5/25/13)