Game-by-Game Stats - 2014 | Photo Gallery - 2014
A four-year varsity letterwinner at Crandall High School for head coach Jimmy West... finished prep career with a .421 (139-for-330) career batting average with 122 runs, 44 doubles, 11 triples, 12 home runs, 97 RBI, 59 walks/hit-by-pitch and 43 runs in 110 career games... as a senior batted .493 (37-for-75) with 31 runs, 12 doubles, four triples, five home runs, 20 RBI and 13 stolen bases while receiving 19 walks (9 intentional) as the leadoff batter... 3A Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State... Texas Sports' Writers Association Honorable Mention All-State... selected to the North Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game... earned Academic All-State in three sports (baseball, basketball, football) in 2012-13... as a junior batted .433 (39-for-90) with 34 runs, 17 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 30 RBI with eight stolen bases in 31 games... 3A THSBCA First Team All-State... First Team 13-3A All-District... District 13-3A Offensive Player of the Year... District 13-3A Defensive Player of the Year... as a sophomore batted .402 (39-for-97) with 37 runs, seven doubles, four triples, three home runs and 31 RBI with 17 stolen bases in 32 games... First Team 13-3A All-District... District 13-3A Offensive Player of the Year... as a freshman batted .353 (24-for-68) with 20 runs, eight doubles, one triple and 16 RBI with five stolen bases in 22 games... First Team 13-3A All-District... prep highlights included hitting the game-winning home run in the 11th inning of a playoff game... also hit back-to-back home runs with his brother in the same inning of a district game... played summer baseball for D-Bat Mustangs for coach Matt Spencer and Carey Avants... Avants was an infielder at Texas Tech in 2005... also played summer baseball with the Dallas Tigers for coach Gerald Smiley... member of the Dallas Mustangs summer team... also spent time working with hitting instructor Brett McCabe (former baseball coach at Kansas)... was a varsity letterwinner in football, basketball and golf along with baseball... a two-time all-district selection on the gridiron while playing quarterback, cornerback, punter and kicker... earned second team all-state in 2010 - as the only sophomore on the first or second team... was a guard on the basketball team helping lead the team to an area, bi-district and district titles... active in numerous school, community and volunteer activities... member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes... 2013 Dale Hansen Scholar Athlete... ranked third in graduating class of 175 students... CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Arkansas, TCU and Baylor.
Matthew Ryan Long... born March 10, 1994, in Dallas, Texas... son of Bob and Sharon Long... a business major at Texas Tech.
Long was named to the NCAA Coral Gables Regional All-Tournament team helping lead the Red Raiders to their first regional title in school history.