Newman stout in first start since April 12.
Bears play longest Big 12 game in program history
Bears shutout for third time this season
Orf bounces back with 3-for-3 day
Newman takes no-decision in outstanding mound performance
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2013 First-Team Academic All-District VII (CoSIDA
2013 First-Team Academic All-Big 12
2011 Second-Team Academic All-District VII (CoSIDA)
2011 First-Team Academic All-Big 12
2010 Fall Award for Academic Excellence
Eight-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2009-12, Spring 2010-13)
Played in 49 games and made 34 starts, mainly at first base ... CoSIDA Academic All-District VII First Team ... Academic All-Big 12 First Team ... Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Spring 2013) ... Drove in a career-high 16 runs ... Tied a career high with one steal against Oklahoma (April 12) ... Tied a career high with three hits at UT Arlington (April 30) ... Tied career highs with three RBI and two walks against Kansas State (May 24) ... Posted nine multi-hit games and two multi-RBI games.
Appeared in 22 games with 10 starts, all in middle infield ... Eight starts came at second base and two at shortstop, also played four games as defensive replacement at second base and saw action as pinch hitter five times ... Started season in 0-for-11 slump, but hit .440 (11-for-25) over last 17 games played ... Hit safely in each of last six starts, including four multi-hit games ... Batted .400 (10-for-25) against left-handed pitchers and .412 (7-for-17) with runners on base ... Struck out looking just one time in 36 at-bats ... Started both games of midweek series vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (4/17-18), combining to go 4-for-7 with double, two runs and two RBI ... Had two-run single off bench and scored run vs. UTSA (5/15) ... Started series opener vs. Texas (5/17), went 2-for-5 with run scored and RBI.
Saw action in 55 games with 50 starts ... Made 47 starts at second base and three at shortstop ... Started 23 of 27 Big 12 games and all six postseason games at second base ... Led team and posted second-most total sacrifices in single season in program history (16) ... Laid down 15 sacrifice bunts and had six bunt hits in 26 total bunts put in play ... Reached base at .372 (16-for-43) clip when leading off inning ... Hit .282 (22-for-78) in 28 games played at Baylor Ballpark ... Had RBI triple, drew walk and laid down 10th-inning sacrifice bunt in win over No. 21 Rice (3/6) ... Reached on bunt single and had two-run double in 6-4 win at Texas State (3/8) ... Scored career-high three runs in win over Louisiana Tech (3/12) ... Drew leadoff walk in ninth inning and came around to score game-tying run in 11-inning win over Florida International (3/15) ... Led off ninth inning with double and scored game-winning run to clinch series with walk-off win over No. 13 Oklahoma (5/21).
Played in 21 games, four of which were starts ... Had plate appearances in nine games ... Made three starts at shortstop, one at second base ... Hit .278 (5-for-18) with five runs, two doubles and two RBI ... Made first career start vs. BYU (3/2) ... Singled and scored two runs vs. Oral Roberts (3/7) in second start of season ... Went 3-for-3 with pair of doubles, two runs scored and a sacrifice bunt vs. Illinois-Chicago (3/14) ... Delivered pinch-hit two-run single vs. UT Arlington (4/14).
Prepped at Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park, Ill. ... Played shortstop for head coach Lee Milano ... Four-year letterwinner ... Helped Roadrunners to 2007 regional championship and 2009 regional and section championship ... Posted .392 career batting average with 28 doubles, seven triples, three home runs and 74 RBI ... Drew 74 walks against just 21 strikeouts, went 47-for-51 stealing bases and scored 119 runs ... Holds school's career doubles record ... Two-time all-conference honoree in East Suburban Catholic Conference ... Two-time all-area selection ... Also played quarterback and defensive back for two seasons on Nazareth football team ... Named scholar athlete and was selected to school's A Honor Roll in seven semesters.
Full name is Steven James DalPorto ... Born July 2, 1991, in LaGrange, Ill. ... Son of James and Karen DalPorto ... Business major.