Pitcher Signs with University of San Diego

Lucas Long | Blue Knights vs. Western Technical College Cavaliers, Sept. 22, 2012

Blue Knights star is exactly what USD is looking for

Lucas Long | Blue Knights vs. Western Technical College Cavaliers, Sept. 22, 2012

Lucas Long, former College World Series champion and starting pitcher for Blue Knights men’s baseball team, committed to a scholarship offer from the University of San Diego. Long joined the Blue Knights this year after a freshman campaign at the University of Arizona, where he won the 2012 CWS ring.

Lucas Long

Lucas Long | Sophomore | Holy Angels/Univ. of AZ | Minneapolis, MN

“Lucas is exactly what we are looking for at San Diego, said Jay Johnson, assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the USD Toreros. “He has a chance to come in and contribute right out of the gates in a possible weekend starter role.”

Long’s command of the strike zone and maturity convinced DCTC Head Coach Wes Crawford that it wouldn’t take long for him to get noticed. “Lucas is a special kid,” said Crawford. “His qualities are going to allow him to be very successful at the Division 1 level and beyond. Let’s just say Coach Johnson was immediately impressed when he saw Lucas throw in person.”

Johnson was so impressed that he offered Long a scholarship before he left for the airport that same day.

“We are just extremely proud of him. He deserves this,” said Crawford. “His commitment to the team and to the game has paid off. I am confident that he is going to make the most of this opportunity.”

For more information about Blue Knights men’s baseball, contact:
  • Wes Crawford
    Head Baseball Coach / Recruitment Coordinator