Newman stout in first start since April 12.
Bears have won five straight games against DBU
Bears become last team in Big 12 to drop first league series
Bears win at TCU for first time since 2009
Teams have not played a league series since 1996 in Southwest Conference
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2013 Second-Team Academic All-Big 12
2013 First-Team All-Big 12
2013 First-Team All-Big 12 by Waco Tribune-Herald
2012 Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Year (coaches)
2012 First-Team All-Big 12 (coaches)
2012 Second-Team Academic All-Big 12
2012 Big 12 Conference co-Newcomer of the Week (April 23)
2009 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America (Collegiate Baseball)
2009 Second-Team All-Horizon League
2009 Horizon League All-Newcomer Team
Three-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Spring 2011, 2012, Fall 2011)
Played and started in 55 games ... Academic All-Big 12 Second Team ... All-Big 12 First Team ... Waco Tribune-Herald All-Big 12 First Team ... Has been hit by a pitch the most times in a Baylor career with 48 ... Ranks third all-time at Baylor in career on-base percentage at .461 and 11th in career batting average at .339 ... Ranked 12th in Baylor single-season batting average at .377 and 14th in single-season on-base percentage at .470 ... Led the team in multiple categories, batting average (.377), slugging percentage (.470), on-base percentage (.470), hits (81), doubles (15), and total bases (101) ... Ranked second in the Big 12 in batting average and on-base percentage, fifth in hits, eighth in doubles and 10th in slugging percentage (.470) ... In season opener at UC Irvine (Feb. 15) went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer ... Named 2013 Astros Foundation College Classic All-Tournament after going 5-for-10 with five runs, three RBI, a double and walk in three games ... Had a career-high five hits and four RBI along with a stolen base versus UT Arlington (April 9) ... Matched career-high four RBI at Texas Tech (May 18) went 2-for-5 with a triple ... Had hit streaks of 10 (Feb. 17 - March 5) and 15 (March 16 - April 9) ... Had on-base streaks of 15 (Feb. 17 - March 12) and 18 (March 16 - April 14) ... Led the team with 23 multi-hit games and ranked second with eight multi-RBI games ... Signed a free agent minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Earned Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Year and first-team All-Big 12 honors after playing in 65 games, all starts ... Batted in top three spots in lineup in every game, including 50 times in leadoff spot ... Started as designated hitter in 50 games and in left field in 15 games ... Had 12-game hitting streak, which tied for second-longest on team, and had 24-game on-base streak, which tied for team's third-longest ... Broke Baylor and Big 12 records and tied for second nationally with 35 times hit-by-pitch ... Was hit by a pitch more often than 23 Division I teams ... Number of walks (33) matched number of strikeouts (33), and had more than twice as many free bases (68) as strikeouts ... Led Big 12 and tied for 33rd nationally with 61 runs scored ... Ranked sixth in Big 12 with .453 on-base percentage ... Was only Big 12 player to be hit-by-pitch three times in one game, and he did so twice ... Tied school record with three HBP in one game, which had only been done twice previously ... Was HBP 12 times more than any previous Baylor player in a single season ... In only one season, moved into second on Baylor's career HBP list, 12 behind record holder Matt Williams (47) ... Joined Chris Durbin (2003) as only players in program history to lead a conference in runs scored in a season ... Hit .344 (31-for-90) in Big 12 play, which ranked sixth in league ... Also tied for league lead with 22 runs scored in conference play and ranked third with .456 on-base percentage ... Went 4-for-5 with two doubles, HBP, two runs and two RBI in series-opening win at No. 22 UCLA (2/24) ... Led off second game of series at Missouri (4/6) with first career home run ... Hit game-winning three-run homer, breaking 10-10 tie in seventh inning of second game at Kansas State (4/15) ... Had multiple hits in all three games of series sweep vs. No. 2 Texas A&M (4/20-22), finishing series 7-for-11 ... Series sweep of Aggies capped Baylor's 5-0 week in which he went 9-for-15 with seven runs scored, helping him win Big 12 co-Newcomer of the Week ... Went 4-for-4 with HBP, two doubles and two runs in series-opening win vs. Texas (5/17) ... Stole three bases and scored three runs in Big 12 Championship vs. Kansas State (5/25), joining Anthony Hensley (1999) as only players in program history to steal three bases in a Big 12 Championship game ... Went 3-for-4 with two walks, stolen base and two runs scored in Waco Regional vs. Dallas Baptist (6/3) ... Led off game one of Waco Super Regional vs. Arkansas (6/9) with HBP, then scored on Logan Vick's two-run homer, which would prove to be enough as Bears won 8-1 ... Also had RBI single, walk and stolen bases in game one vs. Razorbacks ... Singled and scored game-tying run in fifth inning of game two vs. Arkansas (6/10).
Sat out to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, redshirted to retain eligibility.
Played in 38 games with 34 starts ... Started as catcher and designated hitter ... Ranked third in Horizon League in hit by pitch (16), tied for 10th in doubles (17) and 11th in on-base percentage (.436) ... Had three doubles in game vs. Cleveland State (5/1).
Earned Freshman All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball ... Named second-team All-Horizon League ... Selected to Horizon League All-Newcomer Team ... Hit .429 (48-for-112) in 36 games, 27 of which were starts ... Recorded 12 multi-hit games, including three four-hit games ... Went 5-for-5 with RBI and run scored in Horizon League Tournament win vs. Wright State (5/22).
Two-year letterwinner for head coach Tony Perkins at Francis Howell (Mo.) High School ... Named district All-American ... First-team all-state, all-area and All-Gateway Athletic Conference as senior ... Helped Vikings to second-place state finish ... Broke school career records for batting average (.462), on-base percentage (.603), runs scored (69), stolen bases (37), hit by pitch (21) and walks (34) ... Also lettered in football as running back and safety.
Full name is Nathan Orf ... Born Feb. 1, 1990 ... Son of Brian and Debie Orf ... Religion major.