Pitched one inning of relief against Howard in the first game of the doubleheader on Jan. 26...gave up two hits in one inning of relief against Houston on Feb. 4...pitched his most significant innings of relief to date against Cal-State Northridge on Feb. 10...pitched 3.0 innings giving up one hit and striking out two batters...threw an inning of relief against UC-Riverside where he struckout two...received a medical redshirt
Was third on team with a 6.27 ERA...had a season record of 4-3...made 16 appearances...started 10 games...threw 70.1 innings...struckout 53 batters...was lost to injury prior to the final conference series against Oklahoma...had a 6.94 ERA in Big 12 play...was 3-3 against Big 12 schools...had two games where he tallied nine strikeouts (Missouri -2/25 and San Diego State - 3/3)
1997-1999 AT SEWARD COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE
Played two seasons for coaches Galen McSpadden and Darin Thomas ? named All Region VI in Kansas and First Team Jayhawk West all conference following sophomore season ? hit .371 (59-159) with 12 doubles, 12 home runs, 22 walks and 48 RBI ? also pitched for Seward County ? went 4-5 with a 3.85 ERA and struck out 75 batters in 56.1 innings pitched ? allowed 57 hits and 21 bases on balls while opponents hit only .250 off him ? selected honorable mention all conference as a freshman.
A 1997 graduate of Skyline High School in Idaho Falls, Idaho where he played baseball for Curtis Rudd and football for Dale Guilford ? led Skyline to a 26-1 record as a senior ? selected All State as a senior and junior ? named all conference as a senior and junior ? hit .600 as a senior and finished with a 13-0 record as a pitcher ? involved in Boys Federation and Student Government Association.
Born J.J. Newman on April 14, 1979 in Sacramento, Calif. ? son of Johnny and Victoria Newman ? has a brother Jeremy (27) ? mother works at Wayland Baptist ? brother played baseball at a junior college ? hobbies and interests include fishing, hunting and golf ? family moved to Lubbock from Idaho Falls, Idaho.