6  Chris Newsom
Chris Newsom

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Germantown, Tenn.

High School:
Germantown HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195

Position:
Outfield

Experience:
3L

Bats/Throws:
L/R






Newsom's Career Highs
AB: 5, twice, last at Middle Tennessee (4/23/08)
Runs: 3 vs. Ohio (3/2/08)
Hits: 3 vs. Houston (5/4/08)
RBI: 2 at Houston (4/23/06)
2B: 2 at Middle Tennessee (4/22/08)
TB: 4, three time, last vs. East Carolina (5/16/08)
BB: 3 at Middle Tennessee (4/23/08)


Outlook for 2009: Fifth-year Tiger outfielder has matured into a leader on young Tiger team...Speed arm strength and maturity has him in the position to battle for time in young outfield or as a pinch hitter or runner late in games.

2008 (Junior): Most experienced reserve on the Tiger roster...Saw a team-high 18 games in a backup role in 2008...Platooned in the Memphis outfield...Played in 35 games and earned 17 starts...Started in rightfield in his final eight appearances of the '08 season...Made 15 starts in right field and two in center...Hit .214 with three doubles a triple and two homers...Added five RBI...Drew 10 walks and struck out 19 times...Was 2-for-4 in stolen bases...Posted multiple hits in two games...Went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and runs scored vs. Middle Tennessee (4/22/08)...Had a career-best three hits vs. Houston (5/4/08)...Homered vs. Houston (5/2/08) and East Carolina (5/16/08)...Hit .237 as a starter...Ended the season on a three-game hit streak.

2007: Redshirted the 2007 season.

2006 (Sophomore): Saw limited action in the Tiger outfield...Used mainly as a pinch hitter and defensive insertion...Started in three of the 31 games he played in...Hit .219 with a pair of RBI...Scored four runs...Hit .333 in 12 C-USA games...Hit .357 with runners on base...Went 1-for-1 with two RBI vs. Houston (4/23/06).

Summer 2006: Summer teammate of Tiger catcher Steven Watson on the Danville Dans' (CICL) roster...Hit .221, with seven RBI and 11 stolen bases in 38 games.

2005 (Freshman): Finished his rookie campaign with a .226 average...Started in 35 of the 40 games he played in...Served as a reserve in the first four games he played in before breaking into the everyday lineup...Hit safely in five of his first six starts (.364 avg.)...Finished the season with 28 hits, 23 runs scored, four doubles and 6-of-7 stolen bases...Hit lone homer of the season vs. Austin Peay (3/30/05)...45 strikeouts...Also saw a pair of appearances on the mound, finishing with a 9.00 ERA in 4.2 innings of work...Had six-multi-hit games and 1 game in which he collected multiple RBI...Had a six-game hitting streak (4/13-4/20/05)...Went 2-for-5 with two RBI, a double and a run scored in his first start vs. USF (3/26/05)...Went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored vs. TCU (4/15/05).

Prep: Lettered for four years on the baseball diamond and two years on the gridiron at Germantown High...The Red Devils went 28-14 his senior season...Hit .375 and went 6-2 on the hill to earn All-Area and All-Region honors as a senior.

Personal: Full name is Christopher Todd Newsom...Son of Jim and Debra Newsom...Majoring in international business.

Newsom's Career Statistics

Year    Avg.  GP-GS   AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  TB  SLG%  BB  HBP  SO  SB-A
2005   .226   40-35  124  23  28   4   0   1   7   35  .282  18   4   45   6-7
2006   .219   31- 3   32   4   7   0   0   0   2    7  .219   3   0   10   1-2
2007    Redshirted
2008   .214   35-17   70  14  15   3   1   2   5   26  .371  10   1   19   2-4
Tot    .221  106-55  226  41  50   7   1   3  14   68  .301  31   5   74  9-13
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