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 …enjoyed a superb 2015 season as one of the top relievers out of the LSU bullpen.
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: 5 vs. Auburn (4/10/15)
Hits Allowed: 4 twice; most recently vs. Missouri (5/9/15)
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)