The game marked the conclusion of LA Tech's 2014 fall baseball season
Game 2 of the series begins at 3 p.m. on Friday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park
The series resumes at 6:30 p.m. on Friday with Braden Bristo set to start for the Bulldogs
The Bulldogs stranded 13 base runners in the loss to Charlotte
The series finale is set to begin at 10 a.m. CT on Sunday in Charleston
LA Tech vs. McNeese State (DH) 3/5/14 J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park
2014: Started all 46 games he appeared in as a junior right-fielder for the Bulldogs ... Posted a .234 batting average with six doubles, one triple and three home runs ... Knocked in 18 runs batted in on the season and walked 18 times for a .322 on base percentage ... Was second among his teammates with a career-high eight stolen bases in 11 attempts, which tied for 13th among all Conference USA players ... Totaled 10 multiple-hit games, which ranked fourth among his teammates, to go along with three multiple-RBI games as a junior ... Enjoyed a 10-game reached base streak, which was the fourth longest streak on the team this season ... Had a career day at the plate on March 5 versus McNeese State after going 3-for-5 with two home runs, three RBI, a walk and two runs scored ... Helped lead LA Tech to a win over in-state foe Northwestern State on April 29 with a 2-for-4 effort at the plate, including a double, triple and a run scored in Natchitoches ... Stole two bases in a game for the second time in his career on March 22 versus Old Dominion ... Defensively, he recorded five outfield assists in 2014, the second most on the team, to help the Bulldogs to a No. 3 ranking nationally with 21 outfield assists as a team ... Named to the Conference USA Commissioners' Honor Roll for the 2013-14 academic year.
2013: Started 50 of the 52 games he appeared in as an outfielder/designated hitter for the 2013 Bulldogs ... Was third on the team with a .259 batting average with 10 doubles, three home runs, 24 RBI and 16 walks ... Totaled 13 multiple-hit games over the course of his sophomore season and reached base safely in 15 straight games during 2013 ... Was 2-for-3 with a career-high three RBI, a double and a run scored March 20 vs. Alcorn State ... Scored a career-high three runs March 24 vs. Seattle in a 2-for-4 effort with a double, walk and RBI ... Second on the team in stolen bases after successfully stealing four bases in seven attempts ... Stole a career-high two bases in a single game March 12 at Rice ... Second among all Bulldog hitters in doubles with 10 on the season ... Enjoyed a six-game hitting streak from April 26 to May 5 ... Second among Tech hitters with three home runs.
2012: Saw action in 52 games, starting 51 as a utility player for the Bulldogs as a freshman ... Hit .274 with 38 RBI, 49 hits and 23 runs ... Homered six times in his freshman season ... Second on the team in RBI (38) and HR (6) ... Successfully stole four bases in seven attempts on the season ... Recorded 12 multiple hit games and 10 multiple RBI games over the course of his freshman season ... Had a six-game hitting streak from Feb. 17-26 ... Hit his first career homerun at Centenary (3/6) in a career day where he went 3-4 with two RBI and three runs scored ... Went a perfect 4-4 with a season-high five RBI, two runs and one homerun in a victory over Nevada (5/25) in the conference tournament.
High School: Lettered four years as a member of the Mesquite High School baseball team... Earned Rawlings Third Team All-American, and first team all-region as a senior... Also named a consensus top 100 national recruit in the state of Texas and was ranked the 11th best prospect in the state... Named team's MVP while receiving an all-star invitation, the 2011 Principal's Award and the 2011 Scholar's Award... Earned Perfect Game Underclass honorable mention in 2010 as a junior... Named team's offensive player of the year from 2009-2011 while earning first team all-District 11-5A honors in 2010 and 2011... Competed in the 2010 USA Baseball Breakthrough Series... Named 2009 Rookie of the Year and District 11-5A Newcomer of the Year... Named 2008 Freshman Most Valuable Player... Drafted in the 28th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers... Also lettered in football.
Personal: Nickname is Bre... Born on Nov. 6, 1992 in Amarillo, TX... Son of Anthony and Tammi Newby... Has one sibling, AJ... Dad played semi-pro football for the Texas Heat as a defensive end... Considered Texas, USC, TCU, San Diego State, LSU, ULL and Tulane... Favorite athlete is Albert Pujols... Majoring in Kinesiology.