Live Oak catcher Blaise Priester commits to LSU
LSU has added another outstanding catcher to its program.
Live Oak’s Blaise Priester has committed to Jay Johnson and his LSU baseball program.
I would like to thank Coach Sudduth and Meridian CC for the opportunity. But after a lot of prayers and talking with my family and coaches I have decided to continue my academic and athletic career as an LSU Tiger. @LSUbaseball @LSUCoachJ @LiveOakBsB1 pic.twitter.com/oJqVreAoGF
— Blaise Priester (@blaise_priester) July 17, 2021
Priester (6-2, 210), who originally signed with Meridian Community College, posted a .426 average with 10 home runs, eight doubles, six triples and 44 RBI as a senior. He earned 5A all-state honors.
Also outstanding defensively, Priester threw out 12 of 22 (54.5%) of runners who tried to steal against him.
Previously, former Slidell and Delgado star Tyler McManus left Samford and committed to LSU as well.
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