16 - Eric Newton
Eric Newton
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Leland
Position: INF

AS A JUNIOR IN 2005: Started 28 of the 41 games in which he appeared ... third on the team with a .318 batting average ... led the team with nine home runs on the season ... went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBIs and scoring two runs against San Diego on April 9 ... homered twice against the Toreros the following day, again driving in and scoring two runs ... scored four runs while going 3-for-5 at the plate at Loyola Marymount on April 16 ... hit safely in seven straight games from April 22-May 1, going 12-for-28 (.429) in that stretch with two doubles, two home runs, five RBIs and seven runs scored ... hit a game-winning two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth against San Francisco on May 9 ... again played the hero the following night against Stanford, singling in the game-winner in the bottom of the 12th inning ... closed the season on a six-game hitting streak from May 14-22, hitting .381 (8-for-21) in that stretch with three home runs, six RBIs and six runs scored

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2004: Appeared in 37 games, starting 28 in the middle of the Bronco infield ... started 20 straight contests from February 28 - April 3 ... recorded 22 hits in 93 at-bats with 13 RBI and 11 runs scored ... ranked second on the team with six sacrifice hits ... hit first home run of the season at UC Riverside on January 30 ... went 2-for-5 against the Highlanders with two RBI ... went 2-for-3 with two runs driven in at Pepperdine on March 21 ... drove in a season-high three runs on April 3 against Portland ... went 2-for-4 against the Pilots ... hit second home run of the season on the following day ... went 2-for-4 with a stolen base against Saint Mary's on April 25.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2003: Saw action in 21 games his rookie season ... tallied seven hits in 39 at-bats ... recorded a double in his first collegiate at-bat against Stanford on January 26, breaking up a no-hitter in the ninth inning ... hit his first collegiate homerun on February 8 against UC Irvine.

HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION: A 2002 graduate of nearby Leland High School in San Jose, Calif ... played baseball for head coach Scot Gillis ... set a school record for both on base percentage and slugging percentage in 2002, registering a .625 and .688 average, respectively ... was named team MVP after leading his squad to the Central Coast Section playoffs in 2002 ... earned first team All-Blossom Hill League honors in 1998 and 2002 ... earned second team All-League honors in 1999 ... was named to the All-CCS second team in 2002 ... earned Golden State Honors in both English and Chemistry ... donated over 60 hours of community service while at Leland.

PERSONAL DATA: Born in San Jose, Calif ... parents are Eric Newton and Edith Wilkison ... has one younger brother named Brian ... majoring in management ... hobbies include listening to music, working on cars and playing golf.

 

Newton's Career Statistics

 

Year Avg. GP/GS AB R H 2B/3B/HR RBI BB/K SB/SBA
2003 .179 21/8 39 9 7 1/0/1 3 4/9 0/0
2004 .237 37/28 93 11 22 4/1/2 13 6/34 1/1
2005 .318 41/28 110 28 35 2/0/9 19 7/24 5/6
2006 .252 54/54 206 74 52 12/0/14 48 25/49 1/2
Career .259 153/118 448 94 116 19/1/26 83 42/116 7/9