One of three players battling for time at second base behind Brett Williams and last year's starter, Brandon Taylor... Has the ability to also play shortstop and third base... Has really stepped up his game, improving every aspect of his game... Has made the biggest stride of anyone on the team from last season... Hitting with more authority and playing with lots of confidence.
during fall drills
Started all three games at second base for the Purple Sox during the Fall Ball World Series... Posted a team-leading .500 batting average with two RBIs and a run scored... Tallied a team-best two doubles and went 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts... Went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs in the series opener.
as a freshman (2002)
Saw action in 26 games with 14 starts at second base... One of only two true freshmen to start in 2002... Posted a .132 batting average with 12 runs scored on five hits and three RBIs... Went a perfect 2-for-3 in stolen base attempts... Earned 16 walks, which is the most by a player with less than 150 plate appearances... Made seven appearances with three starts in Big 12 play with two runs scored and four walks in 10 plate appearances... Scored two runs and tallied a RBI on two walks in the season opener against Doane on Feb. 12... Collected a RBI and a run scored in his first career start against Saint Francis on Feb. 23... Had a run scored and a stolen base in the win over Kent State on March 1... Earned his first career multiple-hit game against Western Illinois on March 11 with a RBI and a run scored... Went 1-for-3 with a run scored against No. 24 Florida International on March 17.... Scored two runs against No. 20 Oklahoma State on March 22... Added a pair of runs scored with two walks and a stolen base against Sterling on April 10... Went 1-for-1 with two walks against Bethany on April 17.
at yukon high school/midwest city high school
A one-year letterwinner in baseball at Yukon High School in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... A one-year starter as a pitcher... Moved to Yukon in the middle of his senior season after spending the previous three years as a letterwinner and starting second baseman at Midwest City High School in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... Named a Louisville Slugger High School All-America Infielder as a senior... Also selected to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State team... Earned honorable mention all-state accolades from the Daily Oklahoman... Also named to the Oklahoman's Big All-City team as a second baseman... Ranked first in Class 6A in stolen bases (44) and was third in runs scored (54)... Selected to the All-Metro Conference team two straight years and to the all-district team as a senior... Named to the World Scholar-Athlete Games in Kingston, R.I. ... Part of a Yukon team that finished 39-12 and advanced to the semifinals of the state tournament... Team also won conference and district championships... Named honorable mention Big All-City team as junior at Midwest City... Lettered four years in wrestling and three years in football... Was the 2001 dual state in wrestling at 145 pounds... Also earned all-conference and all-district honors in wrestling... Named all-conference and all-district accolades as a quarterback his senior season... Selected as the Daily Oklahoman's 2001 Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year... Named the 2001 Oklahoman/Jim Thorpe All-Sports Big All-City Boys Scholar/Athlete of the Year... One of 10 finalists for the Wendy's Heisman Athlete/Scholar award for the state of Oklahoma... An excellent student, Jason was valedictorian of his senior class at Yukon, where he finished first out of 562 students with a 4.46 GPA... Member of the State and National Honor Society for four straight years... Also a member of the FCA, Key Club, S.A.D.D. and Spanish Club... Coached in baseball by Jerry Long and Larry McVay.
(Full name: Jason Wesley Long) was born June 20, 1982, in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... He is the son of Jerry and Becky Long... Father, Jerry, was the head baseball coach at Midwest City High School for 18 years before retiring after the 2000 season... Jerry Long compiled a 425-187 record at Midwest City... The youngest of two children, Jason has a sister, Jill (22)... Jill attends Oklahoma State University... Is planning a major in business administration.