2015 (Senior): Played in and started 48 games in the outfield … Finished the season second in the team in batting average at .338 … Tallied a team-high 66 hits, 32 runs scored, eight doubles, two triples, three home runs, 25 RBI and five stolen bases … Strung together a Southern Conference-best 15 game hitting streak from April 8-May 3 during which he batted .406 with nine multi-hit performances … Led the team with 24 multi-hit efforts while also producing six multi-RBI outings … Tallied a season-high four hits in the series-opening victory at ETSU (March 27) … Clubbed his first home run of the season at Elon (Feb. 25) and added long balls against Gardner-Webb (May 14) and versus VMI (May 21) in the first round of the conference tournament … Began the season with a two-hit, two-run, two-RBI performance against local rival High Point in a 12-8 victory.
2014 (Junior): Played in 29 games and started 27, splitting time between the outfield positions and designated hitter … Batted .298 and tallied 31 hits, 23 runs scored, nine doubles, one triple, one home run, 15 RBI and 45 total bases … Was 7-for-9 in stolen base attempts … Produced 10 multi-hit and four multi-RBI efforts … Was 3-for-4 with a run scored and a double against North Carolina A&T (March 26) … Notched three hits, three runs scored, three doubles and a walk vs. Elon (April 27) … Went 2-for-3 with three runs scored, two RBI, a triple and a home run against Samford (May 3) … Appeared 14 times on the mound and compiled a 1-1 record and 5.33 earned run average … Earned his lone start of the season at East Carolina (March 11) and threw four innings allowing just one earned run … Was credited with a victory in UNCG’s 11-10 win over Princeton (March 15) as he hurled 2.2 innings of scoreless baseball … Struck out a season-high three batters vs. Western Carolina (April 5).
Louisburg College: Had a solid year in 2013, batting .347 with 11 doubles, three triples, three home runs, 39 RBI and 16 stolen bases … Hit .346 for the Hurricanes as a freshman, helping the team to a 52-9 record … Also posted 53 hits, eight doubles, a triple, three home runs, 32 runs scored and 30 RBI as well as stealing 10 bases in 13 attempts … Produced an on-base percentage of .440 while also recording 74 putouts, six assists and just one error for a fielding percentage of .988.
High School: Won MVP honors for the JV squad and the team's batting title as a freshman … Was a first-team all-conference outfielder, team MVP and all-state honoree as a junior … Wrapped up his prep years winning first-team all-district and all-region accolades as well as the Comets' outstanding pitcher award.
Personal: Full name is Tyler David Long … Born May 4, 1993 … Undecided on a major …Son of David and Sharon Long.