NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Freshman first baseman Alex Newton (Saco, ME/Thornton Academy) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's baseball team has been honored by the Little East Conference.
Newton has been named LEC Baseball Rookie of the Week.
Newton had 11 hits in 24 at bats for a .458 batting average last week. He had four doubles, two home runs, scored nine times and had 12 runs batted in and posted a .875 slugging percentage. He went four for six with two doubles and five RBIs against Salve Regina, and has hit safely in 10 consecutive games.
"Alex is a real hard worker," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Bob Prince. "He works hard every day both on the field and off the field, doing things that have gotten him to this level. We're excited for him. It's also a reflection on our team; we're excited for the team as well."
The Corsairs will return to action when they host Bridgewater State Thursday.
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