Sophomore adds depth in the outfield for the Spartans.
2011 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in 13 games, including two starts . . . hit .250 (2-for-8) with three runs scored . . . went 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored in MSU's 20-3 win at Notre Dame on May 17 . . . went 1-for-2 with a walk in his first collegiate start at Evansville on March 19.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner for Coach Steve Bohn at Alpharetta (Ga.) High School . . . two-time captain . . . named to the all-region team during his junior and senior seasons . . . received the student-athlete award all four years of high school for maintaining a 3.0 GPA.
PERSONAL: Born Jan. 4, 1992 . . . son of Mark and Carleen Newsome . . . finance major.