Scouting Report: TCU's third starter from a year ago again looks to be a major part of the Frogs' starting rotation ... can be dominating on the mound, especially when control is good.
As a Junior (2002): Member of TCU's regular weekend rotation ... split time between squad's normal No. 2 and 3 spots in the rotation ... compiled a 4-4 record and 4.74 ERA ... tossed two shutouts to lead squad ... whitewashed Saint Louis on April 14 with seven strikeouts and five hits allowed in seven innings of 14-0, run rule-shortened victory ... three starts later K'd a career-high 10 while scattering six hits in 8-0 shutout of UAB on May 3 ... tossed six innings of one-run baseball, punching out five, to earn first win of season Feb. 17 versus Southwest Texas ... pitched five strong innings, striking out three and allowing five runs but got no decision in 7-3 upset of No. 12 Notre Dame on March 8 ... upped record to 4-2 with victory over Cincinnati on May 11, striking out seven in six innings of work ... dropped final two decisions of season to finish at .500 for the campaign ... battled control problems throughout the season, walking multiple batters in all but three appearances and leading the squad with 45 free passes ... also one of TCU's top power pitchers, striking out multiple hitters in all but three appearances and ranking second on the squad with 59 Ks ... was toughest when it meant the most, holding opponents to a .236 batting average with runners on base, as compared to a .331 average with the bases empty.
As a Sophomore (2001): Ranked third on the squad with 20 appearances ... compiled a 2-1 record for the season ... held a better than 2-to-1 K/BB ratio (39/18) ... notched at least one punch-out in 16-of-20 outings ... opened TCU career with five-strikeout, two-hit, scoreless performance in two innings versus Prairie View (Jan. 30) ... earned first-career win versus Nevada on March 9, allowing one run over 2.1 innings ... struck out a season-high six in 3.1 innings versus nationally ranked Rice (April 1) ... won first-career start, besting Nevada, 12-7, on April 5.
At Northeast Texas: Boasted a 9-5 record and 3.58 ERA as a freshman in 2000 ... helped squad advance to NJCAA regional finals ... coached by Chad Tidwell.
High School: Earned three letters at nearby Grapevine High School ... notched back-to-back first-team all-district recognition in 1998 and `99 ... named squad's Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore ... coached by Tim McCune ... also logged time on the Mustangs' basketball squad.
Personal: Full name is Patrick Adam Newburn ... born February 12, 1981 (turns 22 during season) ... son of Patricia and Pete Newburn ... youngest of three children ... enjoys fly fishing ... majoring in design with a general business minor.