2016 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Laced first career triple and scored twice against Utah Valley (2/20) • touted two RBI versus Utah (2/21) • hit 2-for-4 with two RBI and a double in series opener at Campbell (2/26) • notched a pinch-hit single and came around to score at Campbell (2/28) • smacked a season-high two doubles to go along with two RBI in the series finale at Georgia State (3/6) • recorded two hits and scampered across home plate for a run at Seattle U (3/16) • went 4-for-9 with three doubles, three runs, three RBI and seven putouts at Utah Valley (3/18-3/20) • notched an RBI hit and swiped a base against Augsburg (3/22) • notched four hits, including a double and a triple, to go along with four RBI in series at No. 23 Missouri State (3/25-3/26) • started all three games and drilled a single against Iowa (4/1-4/3) • went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run against Northern Illinois (4/6) • laced an RBI hit at No. 25 Michigan (4/8) • went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI against South Dakota State (4/12) • paced the team with four RBI, including the game-winning RBI to win the series, and extended his hitting streak to seven games versus Maryland (4/15-4/17) • netted a season-high three hits with one RBI and a run at Northwestern (4/23) • laced a two-run single to key series-opening victory at Illinois (4/29) • matched season-high with three hits, scored three runs and swiped a bag to secure series win at Illinois (5/1) • collected three hits, including a double, two RBI and two runs in midweek sweep of Kansas (5/3-5/4) • drilled three doubles and a home run, scored five times and registered three RBI in series against Indiana (5/6-5/8) • secured four hits, two runs and the game-winning RBI in the series-opening win to guide team to sweep of Purdue (5/13-5/15).
2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Played in 47 games, starting 40 in left field and five in center field • had a perfect fielding percentage and two outfield assists • batted .217 with 20 runs and 23 runs batted in • tied for second on the team with four home runs • 5-for-8 on stolen base attempts • Academic All-Big Ten. Game Highlights: Doubled in the season opener at Houston (2/13) • had four hits, one run, two RBIs and a stolen base at Florida Gulf Coast (3/1) • scored the go-ahead run in a 12-inning win at Creighton (3/7) • hit 2-for-3 with an RBI at Creighton (3/8) •walked three times at VCU (3/16) • had two hits and one run at Maryland (3/21) • knocked out his first home run of the season at Maryland (3/22) • homered and notched three RBIs vs. Carleton (4/8) • had a home run and three RBIs vs. Penn State (4/17) • 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs against Michigan (4/25) • homered vs. Kansas State (4/28) • missed the last series of the season with an injury.
2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Started 40 games, making appearances in all three outfield positions • batted .241 in 137 at-bats • strung together a team-best 18-game on-base streak • was 5-for-7 in stolen base attempts • had a .365 on-base percentage in 23 Big Ten games • Academic All-Big Ten. Game Highlights: Walked multiple times in five games • hit 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run vs. Creighton (2/21) • had a career high three walks at Saint Mary's College (3/18) • was 2-for-4 with a double and run scored in the second game of a doubleheader against Northwestern (3/22) • swiped a base and hit in a run in a two hit game against Michigan State (3/19) • in a win over Michigan (4/4), hit in two runs and walked twice • was 3-for-8 with two RBIs in a doubleheader with Penn State (4/26) • hit a double and scored a run in a mid-week matchup against Concordia-Moorhead • hit 2-for-4 with a double at Indiana (5/16).
Redshirted the season.
In summer 2014, played for Rochester Honkers of Northwoods League • summer 2013, played for Chaska Cubs.
Member of the Eden Prairie High School Team and Eden Prairie Legion • 2012 team captain for the Eagles • Lions All-Star selection • during the regular season, led the Eagles with a .421 batting average, three home runs and had 13 runs and 11 runs batted in • also a part of the Eden Prairie American Legion National championship team • as a part of the 2011 championship team, batted .369 (31 hits in 84 at-bats) with 18 RBI and was the Eagles' fourth starter in the pitching rotation • In the championship game, hit the game-winning RBI against Tupelo, Miss. • played basketball for two years in high school.
Sports Management major • graduated from Eden Prairie in 2012 • born Oct. 17, 1993 • son of LeeAnn Smith and Patrick Newman.
BIG TEN STATISTICS
Gophers Earn NCAA Regional Bid to College Station
Minnesota makes trip to College Station, Texas for 31st NCAA Tournament appearance all-time
Pitching Coach Todd Oakes Passes Away At 55
Minnesota assistant baseball coach Todd Oakes passed away today after a courageous and public battle with leukemia. Oakes, who coached the Minnesota pitching staff, was 55.
Gophers Drop Out of B1G Tournament
Minnesota falls to Michigan 3-2 in an elimination game on Thursday at TD Ameritrade Park