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Christian Long
Christian  Long

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Westside HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205

Position:
OF

Bats/Throws:
R/R

05/19/2018

Offense Erupts in 18-12 Win over Virginia in Finale

The Demon Deacons closed out the regular season by hitting a season-high five home runs en route to the 18-12 victory.

05/02/2018

Early Attack Helps Wake Forest Beat Elon, 8-5

The Demon Deacons scored seven runs over the first four innings, led by a four-hit effort by Jake Mueller and three from Johnny Aiello.

04/03/2018

Wake Forest Erupts for 19 Hits in 15-5 Win over Davidson

The Demon Deacons tallied eight doubles - most since 2016 - and tallied an eight-run seventh inning in the victory.

03/24/2018

Deacs Edged by Irish in Extras, 7-6

Notre Dame fought back from deficits of 4-0 and 6-3 to defeat Wake Forest in 10 innings.

03/10/2018

Wake Forest Sweeps No. 3 Florida State in Doubleheader

DJ Poteet drilled a ninth-inning, walk-off homer in game one and a Morgan McSweeney gem helped the Deacs cruise to a game two win.

05/19/2018

Wake Forest vs. Virginia - May 19, 2018

The Demon Deacons closed the regular season with an 18-12 win over the Cavaliers.

03/09/2018

Wake Forest vs. Florida State

The Demon Deacons opened ACC play against the Seminoles on Friday, March 9.

02/18/2018

Wake Forest vs. Gardner-Webb

The Demon Deacon baseball team split a doubleheader against the Runnin' Bulldogs on Feb. 18.

06/12/2017

Gainesville Super Regional - Games 2 and 3

The Demon Deacons won game 2 on a walk-off homer in the 11th, before falling in the deciding third game.

02/17/2017

Wake Forest Baseball vs. Nicholls, Houston

The Demon Deacons split a doubleheader to open the 2017 campaign against Nicholls and Houston.


Walter on Long
"Christian is a good athlete with excellent bat speed and power. When he can stay right-center focused he is a dangerous and versatile hitter. He will see time for us in all three outfield positions and has a chance to be an every-day player if he can become a little more consistent in stringing together quality at bats."

2017 (Freshman)
Appeared in 14 games, making five starts ... Saw action at left field, right field and designated hitter ... Finished with a .087 average (2-for-23) with a run scored, RBI and three walks ... Started three games in the opening weekend in Houston (Feb. 17-19) and recorded a walk ... Notched his first-career hit in a start against Kent State (March 4), going 1-for-2 ... Singled in a pinch hit effort at Charlotte (March 21) ... Had a sacrifice fly and a walk in a win over Elon (Apr. 4) ... Spent the summer with the Baltimore Redbirds.

High School
Rated as the No. 415 prospect nationally by Perfect Game, as well as the No. 69 outfielder and No. 39 prospect from the state of Texas ... Was named a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American, and also to the Texas - All Region First Team ... Earned four varsity letters in baseball ... Hit .426 with 30 RBIs and 15 stolen bases as a junior ... Hit .396 in his career with 12 doubles, five triples, three homers, 27 steals and 40 walks.

Background
Born on June 10, 1997 ... Son of Sean and Annette Long ... Father played baseball at Army West Point for three years in the 1980s ... Brother, Sean Jr., played at Richland Junior College from 2009-11 ... Two long-time teammates, Quincy McAfee and Brandt Belk, currently play at Pepperdine.

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