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James Newsome
James Newsome

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mechanicsville, Md.

High School:
Chopticon H.S.

Last College:
College of Southern Maryland

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 190

Position:
IF

B/T:
R/R

05/23/2012

64 UMES STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN A PLACE ON MEAC COMMISSIONER'S ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

Men's track places nine, women's track, baseball and men's basketball place seven

05/22/2012

HAWK TALK: A WEEKLY RECAP OF UMES ATHLETICS

Baseball has valiant run at MEAC Tournament, Buja named to CoSIDA All-District team

05/21/2012

ANAIS, GONZALEZ NAMED PRMC UMES ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Anais qualifies for NCAA Championships in 800m, Gonzalez fans career-high 11

05/19/2012

KARIM GONZALEZ'S 11 STRIKEOUTS NOT ENOUGH AS HAWKS FALL IN PITCHING DUEL TO BETHUNE-COOKMAN

Gonzalez set career high and team best single game mark with 11 strikeouts

05/18/2012

UMES STUNS DELAWARE STATE 7-6 TO ADVANCE TO MEAC SEMIFINAL ROUND

Stephen Bull ninth-inning RBI triple brought in eventual winning run

2012: Named MVP of the team after leading the Hawks with a .319 average, .459 slugging percentage and 19 multi-hit games, all strong improvements from last season ... finished the season with 19 extra base hits, including team-best 14 doubles and two home runs ... hit by pitch 14 times, leading the squad ... started the season with a six-game hitting streak, including three multi-hit games, capped by 2-for-3 contest with two doubles and an RBI vs. Indiana State in the Bulldog Classic (2/25), hitting safely in 10 of his first 11 games of the year ... went 2-for-5 with a triple, double and two RBI in first UMES victory of the season at North Carolina Central (3/21) ... six-game hitting streak from 3/24-4/1, hitting first UMES home run at Delaware State (3/24) and second in 2-for-3 game at Coppin State (3/31) ... three multi-hit games in a row from 4/11-4/14, capped by hitting a double and triple in a win over Norfolk State (4/14), going 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI ... finished the regular season with pair of multi-hit games vs. Delaware State, going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI in a victory over the Hornets (5/12) ... hit a combined .313 (5-for-16) with a double and three RBI in the MEAC Tournament ... member of the MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team for second straight year.

2011: Served as the team's primary shortstop, starting 47 games ... hit .255 with 12 extra base hits, including five triples ... strongest stolen base percentage among players with at least 30 games played, taking 12 bases in 14 attempts (.857) ... had 14 multi-hit games ... went perfect 5-for-5 with a pair of doubles and triples, four runs and five RBI against Fairleigh Dickinson (2/28) ... had six-game hit streak from April 22-30, all multi-hit contests ... struck out three batters in two innings pitched ... named to Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Commissioner's All-Academic Team.

JUCO: Played two seasons at College of Southern Maryland ... won Triple Crown Award in 2009 ... hit .343 (45-for-129) in 2010, second on team in runs (29), RBI (28) and home runs (four) ... won Coaches' Award and Male Athlete of the Year ... earned Maryland JUCO Academic Award with a 3.62 GPA ... Dean's List and Highest Honors (2008-10).

High School: Earned four letters in baseball at Chopticon High School ... team made playoffs all four years ... played for Bumpy Oak Bombers Legion team in La Plata, Md., winning the league ... was 2007 World Series East Team third baseman in Easley, S.C. ... earned Highest Honor Roll from 2004-2008 ... part of the National Honors Society.

Personal: Born Jan. 9, 1990 in Washington, D.C. ... son of Linda and James Newsome ... has two sisters, Jessica and Jingerlyn, and a brother, Ljay ... major is criminal justice ... pregame routine includes not stepping on the foul lines ... personal best sports moment is hitting a double, triple and home run with College of Southern Maryland in season opener against Baltimore City C.C. in 2009 ... lists his parents as people who most influence him ... personal best non-athletic accomplishment is making the Dean's List and National Honors Society ... plans to work for the FBI or CIA upon graduation ... favorite saying is "Try hard and good things will happen." ... hobbies include running ... favorite book is Where the Red Fern Grows ... favorite movie is "Old Yeller" ... personal athletic goal for the season is to have a good batting average and have few errors in the field.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% BB K OB% SB-ATT FLD%
2011 .255 47-47 184 32 47 7 5 0 26 .348 5 31 .293 12-14 .857
2012 .319 51-51 185 27 59 14 3 2 24 .459 6 26 .380 4-5 .854
Total .287 98-98 369 59 106 21 8 2 50 .404 11 57 .337 16-19 .856