Matt Longfield
Matt Longfield

Player Profile

Miami, Fla.

High School:
Miami Palmetto

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 190

Relief Pitcher




Beermann Homers Twice But Wildcats Fall To Delaware, 8-3, in Championship Game

Freshman first baseman hits first two home runs by Villanova hitter at Citizens Bank Park


Wildcats Edged 4-3 in 11 Innings By No. 20 Notre Dame

Tyler Sciacca reached base safely six times, John Cialone hit game-tying double in eighth inning


Courter Pitches Wildcats Past La Salle, 3-1

Sophomore pitcher goes 8 1/3 innings for first career win


Goss' Home Run Powers Wildcats Past La Salle, 5-3, Into Liberty Bell Classic Semifinals

Freshman second baseman hit go-ahead home run in fifth inning; bullpen pitches 5 1/3 scoreless innings


Wildcats Come Up Short, Fall 3-2 to Cornell in Series Opener

Young allowed one run and struck out six in third straight quality start


Baseball Senior Day vs. Louisville

Villanova recognized its graduating seniors prior to its home game against Louisville on May 4, 2013.


Villanova Baseball vs. La Salle

Villanova defeated La Salle, 5-3, on March 26 in a game that was part of the Liberty Bell Classic.

On Longfield: Dependable arm out of the bullpen who uses a solid fastball to generate swings and misses ... Often matches up against other team's left-handed hitters in the late innings and has done an excellent job in this role ... Has grown into a veteran presence among the team's relievers and will be counted on to be a contributor this season.

Career: Has pitched in 37 games, all in relief, as a lefty specialist ... Has a career record of 0-1 with one save and a 7.99 ERA ... Averages 12.4 strikeouts per nine innings, with 45 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings pitched ... Has allowed 48 hits and 36 runs (29 earned) while walking 28 ... Opponents have hit .318 against him and do not have a home run in 191 plate appearances.

2012: Tied for third on the team with 17 appearances, all out of the bullpen ... Went 0-1 with a 7.11 ERA while pitching 12 2/3 innings and striking out 20 (14.2 strikeouts/nine innings) ... Allowed only 10 hits and held opponents to a .217 batting average against him ... Surrendered 11 runs (10 earned) and walked 14 ... Did not allow a run in 10 of his 17 outings ... Left-handed batters were 4-for-21 (.190) with nine strikeouts against him ... Faced 63 batters during the season and did not allow a home run ... Had a season-high five strikeouts in two perfect innings in a 4-1 win over University of the Sciences ... Pitched a scoreless inning with a walk and a strikeout at Penn; BIG EAST: Appeared in eight conference games and was 0-0 with a 13.50 ERA ... Logged 3 1/3 innings, during which he allowed four hits and six runs (five earned) with five walks and five strikeouts ... Pitched a scoreless inning with a strikeout in a win at USF ... Logged a 1-2-3 inning with a strikeout at Louisville.

2011: Appeared in 18 games out of the bullpen as a left-handed specialist and was 0-0 with one save and an 8.68 ERA ... Pitched 18 2/3 innings and recorded 24 strikeouts (11.6 strikeouts/nine innings) ... Allowed 32 hits, 20 runs (18 earned) and had 12 walks ... Opponents hit .337 against him ... Faced 115 batters and did not allow a home run ... Did not allow a run in nine of his 18 outings ... In his last three appearances of the season pitched 3 2/3 innings with five strikeouts and one earned run allowed (2.45 ERA); BIG EAST: Pitched eight times in relief in conference games and was 0-0 with one save and a 9.28 ERA ... In 10 2/3 innings allowed 19 hits and 12 runs (11 earned) while walking five and striking out 12 (10.1 strikeouts/nine innings) ... Recorded the final two outs in a 7-6 win at St. John's for his first collegiate save ... Pitched two scoreless innings against Connecticut ... Registered career highs of 3 1/3 innings pitched and six strikeouts at Georgetown.

2010: Made two appearances and allowed six hits and five runs (one earned) over 1 1/3 innings ... Faced a total of 13 batters, walking two and striking out one.

Miami Palmetto High School: Earned two varsity letters ... Pitched 27 1/3 innings as a senior with a 3-1 record and a 2.50 ERA ... Struck out 33 batters and walked just six ... Named the Palmetto Baseball Pitcher of the Year as a freshman and a sophomore ... As a senior, was Magna Cum Laude and received the Palmetto Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year award ... Presented with the Service Award as a sophomore and was an AP Scholar with Distinction as a senior.

Personal: Born 9/10/90 in Miami, Fla. ... Older of two sons of Robert and Julie Longfield ... Has a brother, Chris (21) ... Majoring in Mechanical Engineering.


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