Stanford erased a five-run, second-inning deficit and rallied with a five-run fourth to overtake Arizona en route to a 12-8 series-clinching victory on Sunday.
Arizona baseball shortstop Kevin Newman has been named one of 25 quarterfinalists for the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award.
Brandon Dixon's solo home run in the ninth inning propelled 25th-ranked Arizona to a 10-9 victory over Stanford to even a three-game series on Saturday at Sunken Diamond.
Arizona loaded the bases in the ninth inning, but was unable to drive in the tying run as Stanford held on for a 4-3 series-opening victory at Sunken Diamond.
Arizona baseball, winners in nine of the last 10 games, takes on Stanford, winners in nine of its last 12, this weekend in Palo Alto. The Friday and Sunday games will air on Pac-12 Networks.
Earned varsity letter his senior season under the guidance of coach Bob Parry at Poway High School in Poway, Calif. ... Named First Team All-Palomar League and was a Second Team All-CIF selection as a senior ... Named team's Most Valuable Player as a senior ... Winner of the Silver Bat Award ... Hit .374 with nine doubles, two homers, 20 runs scored, 15 runs batted in and 17 stolen bases as a senior ... Also named First Team All-Palomar League in 2011 ... As a junior, hit .403 with seven doubles, five home runs, 35 runs scored, 22 runs batted in and 14 stolen bases ... Also played basketball in high school.
Graduated from Poway High School in Poway, Calif., in 2012 ... Born in Poway, Calif., in 1993 ... Son of John and Elizabeth Newman ... Has two older sisters, Regan and Fallon ... Father, John, and sister, Regan, both played tennis at Northern Arizona University, while sister, Fallon, played tennis at San Diego State University ... Hobbies include playing ping pong ... Chose to attend Arizona in part because of the school's business program ... Is enrolled in the Eller College of Management as a pre-business major.