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40 Mike Priest
Mike  Priest

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vernon Hill, Va.

High School:
Halifax

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
INF/C

Birthdate:
01/21/1983

Experience:
1L


2002: Finished 3-5 at the plate with one double, one run scored, and two RBI against Charlotte (3/10) ... Went 2-6 at the plate with a triple, five runs scored and four RBI in Virginia's 25-1 win over North Carolina A&T (3/11) ... Recorded his first hit and run scored of his collegiate career in Virginia's 8-0 victory over Bucknell (2/17) ... Finished 1-3 at the plate with one RBI and one run scored in UVa's 5-1 win over Seton Hall (3/3) ... Finished 2-4 at the plate with one run scored and two RBI against Liberty (3/5) ... Went 1-3 at the plate with one run scored and one RBI in Virginia's 11-10 win over #1 Florida State (3/15).

Prep & Personal: Earned four letters in baseball at Halifax ... Named the 2001 Western District Player of the Year ... First Team All-District, First Team All-Regional and a Second Team All-State choice in 2001 ... First Team All-District pitcher and third baseman and a Second Team All-Regional pitcher in 2000 ... Selected as the varsity captain in 1999-2001 ... Named a Second Team All-District pick and earned the Coaches Award in 1999 ... Lettered in swimming ... Son of James and Mary Eleanor Priest ... Born January 21, 1983 in Halifax, Va.

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