Baseball's Ethan Long Named Pac-12 Player of the Week
PHOENIX – Sun Devil Baseball's Ethan Long has finally come alive offensively and, as a result, was recognized today as the Pac-12 Player of the Week, as announced by the league office.
Long bat .529 on 9-of-17 hitting for the week, recording multiple hits in all four games and leading the Sun Devils to a series victory over Washington – including the go-ahead RBI in the series clinching win on Saturday.
Long had three home runs – two in one game against Grand Canyon – and slugged 1.118 for the week with a team-best 6 RBIs and 6 runs scored.
The sophomore is now batting a team-best .333 on the season and paces the clubhouse with 19 RBIs. He has reached base in 18 consecutive games, the longest active streak on the team, and is reaching base at a .419 clip.
Lost in his offense has been his efficient play at third base this year, where he has just two errors on 47 chances despite playing the position for the first time in his collegiate career this year.
Long is no stranger to Pac-12 accolades, having received Pac-12 Player of the Week recognition three times as a freshman. This is his fourth career Player of the Week award and ASU's first Player of the Week nod of the year. Two weeks ago, Adam Tulloch was named the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week, giving ASU two weekly honors this year.