Chris Neuman
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Chris Neuman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Aledo, Texas

High School:
Western Hills

Last College:
Texas

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210

Position:
1B

Birthdate:
10/02/1981

Experience:
2L


2004 (Senior): Was the only Horned Frog to start every game this season... 48 of those starts came at first and 17 came as the designated hitter... was one of the top fielder's in Conference USA, committed only two errors all season in 410 chances for a .995 fielding percentage... led the Frogs with 58 RBI and was second on the team with 12 home runs... led the team with 16 multiple RBI games and ranked third with 24 multi-hit games... finished the season with a .314 batting average... started the season off with a 3-for-6 performance against Dallas Baptist and drove in three runs... drove in two more runs with his first home run in the second game of the season against DBU on Feb. 7... slumped following that game went 0-for-16 over a three-game span... broke out of the slump against Oklahoma State in the Southwest Diamond Classic beginning a six-game hit-streak in which he hit .466 (14-30)... went 4-for-6 with a home run and four runs driven in against the Cowboys... was named the Tournament MVP with a .400 (6-15) batting average and eight RBI in three games... drove in another four runs against the Cowboys on Feb. 24... was 3-for-5 with a home run against Oklahoma State... was 5-for-10 in the first two games against Texas Tech with two RBI... had another five game hit streak from March 7-13 in which he hit .500 (10-20) with two home runs and five RBI... went into a three-week slump following the hit-streak from March 13-April 4... hit only .177 (8-45) over that span... broke out of the slump against Cincinnati on April 9... was 3-for-4 with a career-high six runs driven in... hit safely in 14 of his next 15 games, including two hit streaks of seven games... hit .523, raising his batting average 36 points from .286 to .321 during the first seven-game streak... helped the Frogs defeat Louisville on May 2 with a 3-for-4 performance and two RBI... saw average plummet from .315 to .284 over a seven-game stretch in May... finished the season strong, collecting hits in his all but three of his final 12 games... had a great series against Charlotte May 20-22... hit .666 for the weekend... led the Frogs to the C-USA Tournament Championship... hit safely in five of the six games during the tournament... named to the all-tournament team... helped the Frogs defeat Youngstown State in the NCAA Regionals on June 5... was 3-for-5 with three RBI and a home run... hit .319 in RBI opportunities this season... hit .409 in games that the Frogs won and only .162 in games the Frogs lost.

2003 (Junior): Selected first-team all-C-USA as a designated hitter... Also earned Commissioner Honor Role accolades... played 49 games, starting 46... made 19 starts at first base and 27 at DH... led team with 16 homers... 16 four-baggers ranked him 16th in the nation... finished season with a .293 batting average... collected 17 multi-hit games to go along with a team high 14 multi-RBI games... slugged first two home runs of the season and drove in five runs against SE Louisiana on Feb. 14... lit up Saint Louis to a tune of .800 (8-for-10) in a three-game sweep of the Billikens Mar. 21-Mar. 23... also collected nine ribbies to go along with four home runs in the series... was a perfect 3-for-3 in 5-1 victory on Mar. 21 and in 13-3 win on Mar. 24... saw average dip to a season-low in an 0-15 slump during a five-game hitless streak from Mar. 30-Apr. 11... followed slump with a season-long nine game hitting streak... collected 12 hits along with 16 runs driven in... had a brief four-game hit streak in which he saw his average move over the .300 mark and up to .308 following a 2-for-3 performance against Charlotte on May 9... was a perfect 4-for-4 in a 5-1 victory over South Florida on May 3... ended season on an 0-10 skid... also made two appearances as a pitcher... pitched an inning against UT-San Antonio on Feb. 9 and picked up one out against UT-Arlington on Feb. 11.

At Texas: Appeared in 29 games in two years at Texas, making 10 starts... batted .211 in 19 games as a sophomore... swatted two doubles and drove in five runs in 19 at-bats... connected for 11 hits in 36 AB's as a freshman, good for a .306 average... tallied all four multi-hit games in 2001... made just two errors in two seasons with the Longhorns... teammates with current TCU players Tim McGough and Eugene Espineli.

High School: Enjoyed a prolific prep career at Fort Worth's Western Hills High School... named all-district four-straight seasons... tallied a 6-4 record on the mound and a .414 average with four home runs at the plate in 1997 en route to district Newcomer of the Year accolades... batted a career-high .522 as a sophomore... back-to-back all-state honoree as a junior and senior... posted microscopic 0.83 ERA while striking out 91 as a junior... batted .412 with six homers during junior campaign and .492 with seven dingers as a senior... drafted in the 29th round of 2000 Major League Baseball Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays.

Personal: Full name is Christopher Daniel Neuman... born October 2, 1981... son of Karen and Harvey Neuman... has three brothers named Jason, Jordan and Cody... majoring in speech communication.


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