2009: Started off year as pitcher, making 10 appearances and three starts before moving into the everyday lineup midway through the season and making 22 starts at second base and in left field ... hit .370 with four home runs and 26 RBI in only 92 at-bats for the year, slugging .576 ... took loss but only allowed two runs in 6.1 innings in a start at then No. 4 Texas A&M (3/3) ... got start on the mound and in lineup at Louisiana-Lafayette and responded with the bat, going 2-for-5 with two RBI that included a two-run home run for his first career hit (4/14) ... got at least one hit in 19 of his final 22 games to close out the season, driving in at least one run in 12 of those games with nine multi-RBI games ... started 10-game hit streak with 4-for-4 outing that included a double and three RBI against UTPA (4/15) ... had back-to-back three-hit games against UTA and Dallas Baptist, going 6-for-9 with five RBI in those games (4/26-4/27) ... hit two home runs with three RBI in win at Southeastern La. (5/8) ... had game-saving catch when he brought back a Ryan Mooney home run in left field that preserved a 4-3 win for the `Jacks over Sam Houston (5/1) ... hit three-run dinger in 3-for-4 performance against Lamar that included a career-best four RBI (5/15).
Junior College: Played two seasons at Alvin Community College, helping take the Dolphins to the Junior College World Series in 2008 ... was used both a pitcher and a position player, hitting .370 in 29 games in the field with a home run, seven doubles and 13 RBI ... posted a 0-1 record on the mound with a 4.90 ERA ... hit .333 with a home run and three RBI at the 2008 Junior College World Series.
Personal: Born December 22, 1986 ... son of JoAnne and Pat Priest ... majoring in horticulture ... older brother of Lumberjack pitcher Cody Priest.