24 - Matt Long
Matt Long
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Los Altos Hills, Calif.
High School: St. Francis
Position: OF

AS A SENIOR IN 2009: Drafted in the 30th Round (921 overall) of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Anaheim Angels ... was one of three Broncos to start in all 53 games ... all in centerfield ... named All-WCC honorable mention ... led the team with 43 runs, six triples, five home runs, five sac flies and six sac hits ... was third on the team with 63 hits and was 5-for-7 in stolen bases ... finished his career ranked: No. 2 in career at bats (875) and triples (14), No. 3 in career hits (269) and total bases (393), No. 4 in career runs (160), No. 9 in walks (100) and extra base hits (72), tied for No. 7 in single-season triples (6 in 2009), and tied for No. 10 in single-season sacrifice flies (5 in 2009) ... went 4-for- 6 with two runs and three RBIs against URI (Feb. 21) ... hit his first home run of the season against Cal (Feb. 25) ... walked twice against Oregon (Mar. 6) ... registered home run No. 2 in game two against Oregon (Mar. 7) ... hit his first double of the season in game three against Oregon (Mar. 7) ... drove in two runs with his first triple of the season against UC Davis (Mar. 11) ... stole his first base of the year against Cornell (Mar. 14) ... went 3-for-4 at bat with two runs, an RBI and a stolen base in game two against Cornell (Mar. 14) ... hit his second triple of the season in game three against Cornell (Mar. 15) and scored two runs ... drove in a game-high four runs against Dartmouth (Mar. 21) ... scored a game-high two runs in game two against Dartmouth (Mar. 21) ... was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle and scored a game-high three runs against Dartmouth (Mar. 22) ... tied the game-high three hits and drove in two runs at Cal (Mar. 25) ... hit his third home run of the season against LMU (Mar. 29) ... scored a game-high two runs against Stanford (Apr. 4) ... tallied triple No. 5 against Portland (Apr. 11) ... hit his fourth home run of the season at San Jose State (Apr. 29) ... nearly hit for the cycle on Senior Day against San Diego State (May 2), was a home run shy ... scored two runs against Stanford (May 6) ... hit his fifth homer of the year and scored the game-winning run against SMC (May 8) ... scored three runs and had two RBIs against SMC (May 10) ... named WCC Player of the Week (May 11) ... scored a run against Pepperdine (May 15) ... swiped his last collegiate bag against Pepperdine (May 17).

AS A JUNIOR IN 2008: Started in all 55 games in right field ... led the Broncos in walks (36), triples (5) and runs (54) ... ranked second in slugging percentage (.539) and home runs (11) ... earned All-WCC honorable mention after ranking third in triples and walks, and seventh in home runs ... selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 23rd Round (708 overall pick) of the 2008 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft ... launched his first home run of the season against San Jose State (Feb. 29) ... hit his first home run of the season in game one against San Jose State (Feb. 29) ... had three runs and three walks against SJSU (Mar. 1) ... notched his second HR of the season in game three against SJSU (Mar 2) and posted two RBIs ... tallied two runs, two RBIs and one triple against then-No. 12 Oregon State (Mar. 9) registered first stolen base of the season in game one of the doubleheader against UC Davis (Mar. 15) ... posted his third home run of the season to lift the Broncos to victory over then-No. 11 Cal (Mar. 25) and drove in a career-high three RBIs ... hit a solo home run the first at bat of the game against then-No. 14 San Diego (Mar. 30) ... went 2-for-4 with two runs and a stole base against Pacific (Apr. 2) ... tied his career-high four RBIs and four hits against Portland (Apr. 5) ... registered his fifth homer of the season against then-No. 10 Stanford (Apr. 14) ... tallied his seventh home run of the season as he hit for the cycle against UHH (Apr. 26) ... recorded his eighth home run against UHH (Apr. 27) ... regsitered a home run and tied his career-high four RBIs against Sac State (Apr. 29) ... scored two runs for the Broncos against Pacific (May 7) ... hit homer No. 10 against Pepperdine (May 16) ... drove in three runs and recorded home run No. 11 against Pepperdine (May 18)

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007: Was the only Bronco to start all 56 games in 2007 ... batted .304 with 66 hits, 10 doubles, three home runs, 25 RBIs, and a team-leading total of 15 stolen bases ... went 3-for-4 with a double and scored twice against Utah on Feb. 2 ... turned in another three-hit game Feb. 6 against UC Davis ... put together a 12-game hitting streak from Feb. 6-28 in which he batted .364 (16-for-44) ... from March 4-16 batted .545 (12-for-22) with eight RBIs ... hit first collegiate home run at Fresno State on March 11 ... went 3-for-5 at Portland on March 31 ... went 2-for-4 with a solo home run against Loyola Marymount on Apr. 29 ... doubled and drove in four runs at Stanford on May 1 ... went 3-for-6 with two doubles and a homer and drove in three runs May 8 at Nevada.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006: Named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team by Collegiate Baseball News ... earned West Coast Conference All-Freshman team honors ... started 51 of the 53 games in which he appeared ... led all WCC freshman with a .336 batting average ... second on the team with 71 hits and three triples ... also doubled nine times and knocked in 23 runs ... put together a nine-game hitting streak from Feb. 5-24 ... batted .419 (13-for-31) in that stretch with two doubles, a triple and seven RBIs ... triple came in a 2-for-3, three RBI performance against Sacramento State on Feb. 21 ... had a pair of hits and RBIs three days late at No. 22 Cal Poly ... batted .571 (12-for-21) in a five-game stretch from March 5-11 ... went 3-for-4 with a double against San Jose State March 5 ... tripled and drove in a pair of runs March 10 at Washington ... reached base safely in all six plate appearances the next day against the Huskies ... went 4-for-4 with a double, two walks and two RBIs ... had consecutive three-hit games at Gonzaga on April 8 & 10 ... went 4-for-6 at Loyola Marymount, coming only a home run short of the cycle and scoring and driving in a pair of runs ... that performance came during an eight-game hitting streak ... had three mulit-hit games in the final six contests of the season.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of St. Francis High School in Mountain View, Calif. ... played baseball for Chris Bradford ... Named to the West Catholic Athletic League's first-team as a senior in '05 ... named to WCAL's second-team in '04 and honorable mention in '03 ... 2004 team put together a 26-game winning streak and was ranked no. 1 in the nation for two weeks ... batted .398 with two homers and 28 runs batted in as a senior ... batted .412 with three home runs and 28 RBIs as a junior on '04.

PERSONAL: Born in Mountain View, Calif. ... parents are Tim and Claranne Long ... has one older sister, Jenna, and a younger brother, Chris ... major is undeclared.

 

Long's Career Statistics

 

Year Avg. GP/GS AB R H 2B/3B/HR RBI BB/K SB/SBA
2006 .336 53/51 211 30 71 9/3/0 23 21/27 7/9
2007 .304 56/56 217 33 66 10/0/3 25 25/38 15/22
2008 .303 55/55 228 54 69 11/5/11 40 36/24 7/14
2009 .288 53/53 219 43 63 9/6/5 31 18/23 5/7
Career .307 217/215 875 160 269 39/14/19 119 100/112 34/52