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      Chris Pierce
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kalama, Wash.

High School:
Kalama HS

Last College:
Lower Columbia College

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 195

Position:
OF

B/T:
R/R

BATTING
Season GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI OBP SLG OPS Avg.
2011 37-14 53 11 11 2 -- 1 4 .323 .302 .625 .208
2012 28-26 93 21 28 2 1 1 13 .402 .376 .778 .301
Total 65-40 146 32 39 4 1 2 17 .374 .349 .723 .267

MISC. BATTING/FIELDING TOTALS
Season GP-GS TB BB HBP SO GIDP SF SH SB-Att PO Asst E Fld %
2011 37-14 16 5 4 19 -- -- 5 4-6 31 3 2 .944
2012 28-26 35 10 7 30 1 2 3 7-8 54 10 1 .985
Total 65-40 51 15 11 49 1 2 8 11-14 85 13 3 .970
2011 - JUNIOR
• Saw action in 37 games in his first year at Rocky Top, making 14 starts at three different positions (left field, right field, designated hitter).
• Hit .208 with one home run, four RBIs, four stolen bases and five sacrifice bunts, the second-highest total on the team.
• First hit in a UT uniform came in his second start when he collected a single against Canisius on Feb. 25.
• Launched a pinch-hit three-run home run, his only longball of the season, as part of a nine-run UT fifth-inning against New Orleans on March 8.
• Stole four bases on the season, including two against the Privateers on March 9 and one each versus Alabama A&M (3/15) and Ole Miss (3/26).
• Was a career-best 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in the final game of a four-game series against Manhattan on March 13.

JUNIOR COLLEGE
• Played two seasons at Lower Columbia College where he was coached by Kelly Smith.
• With former Vol Levi Dean, helped lead the Red Devils to a 40-5 record and its 10th NWAACC championship in 2010.
• Hit .363 with three home runs, stolen bases and 45 runs scored as a sophomore.
• Was named to the NWAACC All-Tournament Team after hitting .348 with 25 RBIs as a freshman as the Red Devils posted a 35-6 record.

HIGH SCHOOL
• Graduated from Kalama (Wash.) High School, where he was coached by Len Hiatt.
• Was a three-sport star for the Chinooks, lettering all four years in baseball, football and wrestling.
• Hit over .400 in each of his last three seasons on the diamond.
• Was named the 2008 All-Area MVP as a senior by The Daily News after hitting .429 with six home runs, 29 RBIs and seven stolen bases.
• Also hit over .400 as a sophomore and junior after batting .389 as a freshman.
• Led the Chinooks to a third-place finish in the state as a freshman and runner-up honors as a sophomore and senior.

PERSONAL
• Full name is Christopher James Pierce
• Born June 13, 1990, in Vallejo, Calif.
• Son of Jeff and Debbie Pierce
• Has three siblings, Justin, Malori and Sean
• Academic major: Political science
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