WCU has 22 returning players in various summer leagues
2013 (Freshman): Appeared in 27 games on the season including four starts, three at third base and once at second base ... Primarily used as a pinch runner and defensive substitution, finished 2-for-20 (.100) at the plate as a rookie with limited at bats ... Was a perfect 1-for-1 with the bases loaded ... Scored six runs on the year, four coming after entering the game as a pinch runner ... Made his first career start at third base against Longwood (February 27) ... Collected his first collegiate base hit, extra base hit and collegiate RBI in his fourth appearance of the season, delivering a two-out double to right center field in the bottom of the second inning against Hofstra (March 2) ... Recorded three RBI on the year; Summer League: Played in 35 of the team's 43 games, primarily at shortstop for the Winchester (Va.) Royals in the Valley League ... Finished with a .272 (37-of-136) batting average, recording three doubles and a triple ... Had 11 multi-hit games ... Led Winchester with 20 runs scored on the summer ... Drove in 15 runs and stole four bases on the summer ... Earned Mid-Season All-Star recognition.
Prior to Western Carolina: Played high school baseball at Cutherbertson HS for head coach Travis Little ... Was an All-Rocky River Conference selection three times, earning honorable mention in 2010 ... Was a part of the Cuthbertson High baseball program that accumulated a 73-11 record over its first three years of existence, winning the league tournament title each year.
Personal: Is the son of Jeff and Cathy Long ... His father, Jeff, was a two-sport student-athlete at Lenior-Rhyne, playing both football and baseball ... Was born in Orange Park, Fla.
Career Game Highs: At Bats: 3, twice (MR: HOFSTRA, 3/2/13) Hits: 1, twice (MR: at Appalachian State, 5/16/13) Runs: 1, six times (MR: at Appalachian State, 5/16/13) Doubles: 1, HOFSTRA (3/2/13) RBI: 1, three times (MR: at Appalachian State, 5/16/13) Walks: 1, UNC ASHEVILLE (4/2/13) Hitting Streak: Two games (4/13/13 - 4/17/13)