Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
UA Baseball Faces First Road Test At Long Beach State
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 18, 2013
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Feb. 18, 2013

2013 Arizona Baseball
Feb. 19-20, 2013  |  Long Beach, Calif. |  Blair Field
No. 10 Arizona (3-0) @ Long Beach State (1-2)

Tuesday, Feb. 19  •  6 p.m. (PST)  •  Blair Field  
RHP Kevin Newman, outfielder Kevin Newman settled nicely into his role as the starting shortstop last weekend against Coppin State. In three starts, the Poway, Calif., native had eight defensive assists, three putouts, no errors and helped the club turn three ground ball double plays. That is exactly what Wildcat coaches are asking of the youngster as he settles into one of the most important positions one the field. His offense (3-for-13, .231) will come around in time, but the main focus is his ability to play well defensively. He is the third-straight Wildcat shortstop to take over at the position as a true freshman. Johnny Field (once every 9.18 at bats). They combined for only 42 strikeouts in 401 at bats. So far in 2013, the Wildcats have struck out 12 times in 91 at-bats (once every 7.58 at bats).

Up Next:Arizona returns home to begin an 18-game homestand starting with three games against San Jose State. The series commences on Friday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. at Hi Corbett Field. Saturday's game is slated for 4 p.m. and Sunday's tilt is at noon.

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