|Piersma's Career Statistics|
Started second game of the year at #13 LSU, drawing a walk and gunning down a would-be base stealer ... drew a walk and scored as a pinch hitter in the series finale at UC Irvine ... stroked a pinch-single in the 11-3 win over Penn ... also walked as a pinch hitter in a win over Brown.
Laced a pinch-single in the ninth of the blowout win over Akron ... walked as a pinch hitter in a 16-11 victory against Siena and made his lone appearance at first base to finish out the game ... started behind the dish against Saint Anselm and threw out the only runner that tried to steal on him.
Third catcher on the depth chart worked hard in the bullpen on his receiving skills ... registered first collegiate hit with a solid single to center as a pinch hitter against Akron, then came around to score ... lone start of the year came at first base against Illinois as he drew a bases-loaded walk to force in a run during the 4-3 loss.
Starter for five years on the varsity squad at Sioux City North beginning in eighth grade ... earned a letter all five years, the last four for coach Brian Drent ... also played tennis for four years and basketball for two ... helped North to conference championships three times ... also won the district championship as a junior and senior to advance to the Iowa State Tournament ... took home the state title in final campaign, hitting .386 on the season ... three-time academic all-conference ... twice all-conference first team, all-district first team and all-state second team ... played second singles and first doubles for last three years on tennis team, earning first-team all-conference honors each year ... state qualifier in tennis as a senior ... basketball squad qualified for the state tournament both years he played ... valedictorian of his graduating class ... member of Student Council ... National Merit Scholarship Finalist ... U.S. Presidential Scholars Program Semifinalist ... National Honor Society ... FCA and National Forensics League ... sang in an a cappella group and played the lead role in four musicals and one drama on stage.
Majoring in chemical engineering ... son of Scott and Teresa and has two sisters ... born Jan. 21, 1991 in Sioux City ... father played baseball at Morningside College and served as the assistant baseball coach on his son’s high school team ... drawn to the outdoors, whether camping, skiing or boating among other activities.