LaShomb led NJCAA last year in home runs and fourth in RBI
2015 • REDSHIRT 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 • REDSHIRT 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 • 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) • Academic All-Big Ten.
Red-shirted 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
Around the Bases with Matt Fiedler
Junior Matt Fiedler has been all over the diamond early in his Gophers career.
Around the Bases with Jeff Fasching
Jeff Fasching, a sophomore pitcher, tossed eight innings of relief for the Gophers last season.
Around the Bases with Luke Pettersen
After a successful first season with the Gophers, Luke Pettersen enters his sophomore season on campus.