15 - L.J. Newman
L.J. Newman
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Piedmont, S.C.
Position: P/C
Major: Biology
Bats/Throws: R/R
Last School: Wren HS

Before USC Upstate: Played four seasons of baseball at Wren High School in Easley, S.C… Finished senior season with a 6-2 record on the hill… Posted .430 batting average, with 11 home runs and 41 RBI… Earned All-Area, All-Region, All-State and All-American honors after strong senior season… Picked up All-Area and All-Region honors after sophomore and junior seasons… Earned Dean’s List honors and was a member of the both the National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society during time at Wren HS.

Personal: Born on Jan. 14, 1993 in Rock Hill, S.C… Son of James and Leah Newman… Has three sisters and two brothers… A biology major, journalism minor… Loves Italian food… Favorite movie is “The Hangover”… Favorite actress is Megan Fox… Enjoys watching MLB Network… Favorite book is More Than a Game… Favorite sports figure is Albert Pujols… Hero growing up and person he most admires is his father… Favorite season is fall… Aspires to be a professional baseball player… Enjoys reading in spare time… Father, James, played collegiate football at LSU.

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