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 … will contend for a starting role in the Tigers' 2014 weekend rotation.
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)