Versatile athlete who played three infield positions in his first season as an Aztec and could see action at any of three infield spots ... Standout defensive player will provide depth throughout the infield ... Two-year starter in junior college where he had a career on-base percentage just under the .400 mark ... Drafted out of high school in the 31st round by the Cleveland Indians in June 2006.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2009
Played second, third and shortstop in his first season at San Diego State ... Began the season going 5-for-12 over the Aztecs' first four games ... Had a season-best eight-game hitting streak (April 9-May 2) when he went 10-for-29 (.349) with six runs scored ... Over the last 25 games of the season raised his batting average 75 points ... Recorded season highs of three hits (with a triple) and four runs scored in win at UNLV on April 9 ... Also had three hits in the game against nationally-ranked University of San Diego on March 5 including a double.
Played two seasons of baseball at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas where he was coached by Tim Chambers ... Selected to the all-Region 18 second team as a shortstop as a freshman and sophomore ... Region defensive player of the year in 2007 ... Team won regular-season Scenic West Athletic Conference titles both seasons and captured the Region 18 championship in 2008 ... As a sophomore, batted .272 with nine doubles and 23 runs batted in while fielding .963 ... Walked 39 times for a .417 on-base percentage ... As a freshman started all 59 games, hitting three homers and 28 RBI .284 ... Compiled a .964 fielding percentage.
Won four varsity letters in baseball at Cottonwood High School in Murray, Utah ... Coached there by John Hoover ... Named to the all-state team as a senior in 2006 ... During senior season won the 2006 Phil Nevin National Classic Anderson Bat Home Run Derby title ... Team won regional and state championships during his junior and senior seasons ... Played three seasons for the Colts football team and was member of the school's wrestling squad two years ... Captured second at the Region 6 wrestling championships during his senior year.
Easton Gust was born Jan. 11, 1988, in Salt Lake City, Utah ... Son of Rod and Kristy Gust ... Enjoys hunting and fishing ... Favorite athlete is Los Angeles Dodger shortstop Rafael Furcal ... Social science major at San Diego State.