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Matt Longfield

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

High School:
Miami Palmetto

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 190

Position:
Relief Pitcher

Birthdate:
09/10/1990

Bats/Throws:
Left/Left

04/16/2013

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

04/05/2013

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

04/03/2013

Courter Pitches Wildcats Past La Salle, 3-1

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

03/26/2013

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

03/23/2013

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

05/22/2013

Baseball Senior Day vs. Louisville

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

05/17/2013

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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