Career Stats: Even with only three years playing baseball at Campbell University, Mike Priest still ranks in the top ten of seven categories—batting average (.358), most base hits (227), most home runs (36), most doubles (49), runs batted in (138), most total bases (398), and highest slugging percentage (.628). He was named twice to the ESPN Academic All-American Team. His 20-game hitting streak in 2006 still stands alone.
2006: Team MVP, Priest was named to the pre-season All-American team by Louisville Slugger. He continued his stellar career to include a 20-game hitting streak, a record that still stands at Campbell University. He was twice selected as the A-Sun Conference Player of the Week. He finished the season as the Atlantic Sun Conference Batting Champion (.402) and selected to the All-Conference Team. He finished the year with 13 home runs, 90 hits, 62 runs, and 53 RBI and selected as the team MVP. Post-season honors included first team ESPN Academic All-American, American Baseball Coaches Association All-Atlantic Region Division I Team, and North Carolina Division I All-State team.
2005: Team MVP, second team ESPN Academic All-American Team, and North Carolina Division I All-State Team ... One of three Camels to play in and start all 54 games … Named to the Atlantic Sun All-Conference First team as a first baseman … Led squad in home runs (14), slugging percentage (.687), on-base percentage (.443), doubles (22) and total bases (145) … His 22 doubles broke a single-season school record for most two-baggers in a year … Had 3 three-hit, 2 four-hit games and 23 multi-hit games overall … Posted 12 multi-RBI games, including four 3-RBI contests … Finished season on a seven-game hitting streak where he hit .357 (10-for-28) … Hit .389 (14-for-36) during an eight-game hitting streak (4/23-5/7) … Homered in four of the first five games of the season (2/12-19) … Posted a season-high 5 hits and had 4 RBI and 4 runs scored in CU’s 18-17 win over Ohio (2/18) … Belted game-winning home run in the eighth inning of CU’s 7-6 win over N.C. A&T (3/15) … Had back-to-back 3 RBI games against North Florida (3/9) and UCF (3/11) … Went 4-for-5 with a season-high 2 home runs, 4 RBI and 3 runs at Troy (4/2) … Had six straight two-hit games (4/23-5/6) … Named to CoSIDA All-Academic District 3 team and the Atlantic Sun All-Academic team.
2004: Started all 55 games he played for the Camels in 2004 … Hit .302 in 199 at-bats … Led the squad with 9 homeruns, 39 RBI, a .513 slugging percentage and 11 doubles … Had 19 multi-hit games and 9 multi-RBI games … Went 3-for-3 at Texas Tech (2/7) … Posted a 4-for-5 day with a 3-run homer, 4 RBI and 3 runs scored in a 14-4 win against Charleston Southern (3/5) … Went 2-for-4 with a run and 2 RBI against Appalachian State (4/20) … Hit .455 (5-11) with 3 homeruns, 7 RBI and six runs scored in the three-game series at Belmont (5/14-17) … Went 2-for-4 with a 2-run homer, 3 RBI and 2 runs (5/27) … Posted a seven-game hitting streak where he hit .391 (9-for-23) from Mar. 20-29 … Committed only 5 errors in 464 chances at first base … Member of A-Sun All-Academic team.
2003 (at Virginia): Red-shirted.
2002 (at Virginia): Finished 3-for-5 with one double, one run scored, and 2 RBI against Charlotte (3/10) … Went 2-for-6 at the plate with a triple, 5 runs scored and 4 RBI in UVA’s 25-1 win over NC A&T (3/11) … Recorded his first hit and run scored of collegiate career in Virginia’s 8-0 win over Bucknell (2/17) … Finished 1-for-3 at the plate with one run scored and 2 RBI against Liberty (3/5) … Went 1-for-3 at the plate with one run scored and one RBI in Virginia’s 11-10 win over top-ranked Florida State (3/15)
Prep (Halifax): A four-year letter winner at Halifax … Named 2001 Western District Player of the Year … First-team All-District, All-Region and 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 varsity captain in 1999-2001 … Named All-District team Second-Team and earned Coaches Award in 1999.