Patrick Long
14
Sophomore
Infielder
5-11, 180
Bats: L; Throws: R
Mechanicsville, Va.
(Hanover HS)

Fiery competitor....possesses a strong throwing arm along with a very good compact swing from the left side of the plate as well as strong base running instincts....Spent the fall competing for the starting job at third base....could also see spot duty as a second baseman and as a pitcher.

2007: Demonstrated versatility by making starts at third base (25 games), second base (23 games) and shortstop (5 games)....belted grand slam for first collegiate home run 3/2 vs. Rutgers....had at least one hit and scored at least one run in eight straight games 2/25 to 3/11....overall, hit .315 during March....homered in back-to-back games May 5-6 at South Florida....hit .355 during May, including 7-for-11 showing during ACC Tournament....also hit safely in 12-of-13 games during May, including seven-game hitting streak to end season....did not go more than two games without a hit during campaign....finished second on the team with 14 stolen bases....played for Hyannis Mets of Cape Cod Baseball League during the summer.

High School: Four year letter-winner for coach Charlie Dragum....Spent his last three years at Hanover High School, where he helped the team to the 2005 Region Championship....Named first team all-district, all-region and all-state as a third baseman in 2006 and 2005....Also collected first team all-district and second team all-state honors as a pitcher in '06....Named the Capital District Player of the Year as well as First-Team All-Capital District, and All-Academic for his district....also first-team All-Central region at 3B and honorable mention All-Region as a pitcher....Hit .567 with six home runs, 41 RBI and 15 stolen bases as a junior....Participated in the East Coast Pro Showcase in 2005....Played in the VHSCA East-West All-Star Game....Also lettered twice in volleyball for Charlie Dragum....Member of the National Honor Society....Played for Youse's Maryland Orioles of Cal Ripken, Sr. Collegiate Baseball League during summer of 2006.

Personal: Patrick O'Donnell Long....Born Feb. 9, 1988....Son of Rick and Denise Long....Cousin Ryan LaCasse plays linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts....Majoring in Management.

 Georgia Tech Statistics
 Batting
 Year   AVG  GP-GS    AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI   BB  SO  SB-ATT  FLD%
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 2007  .299  53-53   201  48  60   7   2   5  31   29  49  14-17   .935