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McKenzie Long
McKenzie  Long


Alta Loma, Calif.

High School:
Los Osos



Minors Gold


Spartans Fall to Northwestern In B1G Semifinals

NU Hurler Newport Tosses No-Hitter


MSU Takes on Nebraska in Big Ten Tournament Opener

MSU opens tournament Thursday at 5:30 pm ET


Spartans Outlast Terps in Regular-Season Finale

MSU records eighth win in last nine games


MSU Sweeps DH With Extra-Inning Victory over Maryland

Baccay, Long Come Up With Clutch Hits in Win


Spartans Open Maryland DH With 7-4 Victory

Echols, Foerster Blast Homers


Behind the Scenes


MSU 4, Nebraska 3

MSU defeated Nebraska 4-3 in the first round of the 2018 Big Ten Softball Tournament


Senior Reflections: McKenzie Long

MSU softball Class of 2018 McKenzie Long


Meet the Spartans - 2017 Edition

The 2017 MSU Softball season kicks off on Friday, Feb. 10. Eighteen Spartans make up this year's team.

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • NFCA Scholar-Athlete (2016)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2016)


    • Runs (118, sixth)
    • Walks (78, seventh)
    • Hits (187, 12th)
    • Runs (118, sixth)

    • Game-by-Game Statistics:
      2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

      Career Statistics/Career Highs

      CAREER CAPSULE (2015-18): A four-year starter who appeared in 211 career games, getting 200 starts ... Career batting average of .314, just outside the MSU all-time top 25 ... Scored 118 career runs (sixth all-time at MSU) and also ranks sixth in the MSU annals with 78 career walks ... Ranks in a tie for 12th with 187 career base hits ... Nine homers, , 28 doubles, 87 RBI, and 24 stolen bases.

      SENIOR (2018): Academic All-Big Ten Selection ... Started 41 of 44 games ... Ranked third on the team with a .322 average, with seven doubles among her 39 base hits ... Had 18 walks, two sac hits, and four stolen bases ... Led the Spartans with six hits, hitting .462 (one double) at the FAU First Pitch Invitational (2/9-11), with two-hit efforts in the final three games ... Went 2-for-5 with a double vs. Georgetown at the Gamecock Invitational (2/16-18) ... Hit .273 with three hits, two RBI, and a team-best four walks at the FIU Classic (2/23-25) ... Hit .333 with an RBI and three walks in four games at Cal State Fullerton (3/3-6) ... Had a pair of hits in the Louisville Slugger Invitational (3/8-10) ... Went 3-for-8 (.375) in the Reveille Invitational (3/17-18) ... Hit .545 in the Nebraska series with a team-best six hits (two doubles) and two RBI ... Was 1-for-1 with a pair of walks and an RBI and a stolen base in a win over Western Michigan (3/28) ... Had four hits in the Indiana series (3/30-31), with two walks, and RBI, and eight putouts ... Hit .429 in the Rutgers series (4/27-29) with a walk, a sac bunt, and one RBI to go with her three hits ... DP'd in the three games of the Maryland series (5/4-5), putting together four base hits, three RBI, and three runs scored ...

      JUNIOR (2017):
      Academic All-Big Ten Selection ... Hit a career-best .309 with six doubles, three triples (tied for fourth in the Big Ten) and one homer ... Ranked second in the Big Ten with 13 sac bunts ... Earned 23 walks (third on the team) and had 21 RBI ... Had 55 base hits and scored 43 runs, which ranked sixth in a single season at MSU and tied for 15th in the Big Ten ... Had a hit in each of the first two games at the FAU Kickoff Classic, going 1-for-3 in the opener vs. North Florida and 1-for-4 vs. Troy (2/11) with an RBI and stolen base in addition to a sac fly ... Went 2-for-4 in the opener of the Madiera Beach Invitational with a pair of runs scored (2/17) ... Went 4-for-4 vs. North Dakota, with three runs scored, a pair of RBI, and a sac bunt ... Had a pair of hits (one double), two sac bunts, and a run scored in the series at Loyola-Marymount (2/24-26) ... Opened the Georgia Invitational with a 2-for-4 performance with two RBI and two runs scored vs. UNC Wilmington (3/4), with a double ... Went 2-for-3 vs. Central Connecticut (3/5) with a two-RBI triple and added a stolen base and a sac bunt ... Went 2-for-3 at Georgia State (3/9), with a home run ... Posted a 3-for-4 effort vs. Kennesaw State (3/10) with a run scored ... Went 1-for-2 with a walk at Notre Dame (3/22) ... Went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI vs. Western Michigan (3/29) ... Had a pair of hits in the Maryland series (3/31-4/2) ... Went 3-for-7 in the Penn State series with a pair of walks (4/8-9) ... Recorded a hit in each of the three games of the Illinois series (4/14-15) ... Led the Spartans with a pair of hits and an RBI at Michigan (4/18) ... Boasted a 3-for-4 effort in a win over Toledo (4/19), with three RBI , three runs scored, and a walk ... Posted a 2-for-3 effort with a triple in a win over Eastern Michigan (4/25) ... Hit .400 in the Indiana series (5/6-8), with a double, a sac bunt, and three runs scored ... Hit .375 with four walks and three base hits in the Big Ten Tournament (5/11-13) ... Had a hit and a walk in each of the first two NISC games vs. Murray State (5/16) and IUPUI (5/17) ... Went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI vs. Murray State (5/17) ...

      SOPHOMORE (2016): Academic All-Big Ten, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, and NFCA Scholar-Athlete selection ... Played in 54 games and started 50, coming back from off-season surgery ... hit .306 with five doubles and three triples, good for a sixth-place tie in the Big Ten ... Added four home runs ... Knocked in 26 RBI ... Tied for fifth in the Big Ten with eight sac bunts ... Opened the season with a walkoff two-run home run that gave MSU a 3-2 victory over Middle Tennessee (2/12) ... Hit .235 overall at the FGCU Kickoff Classic, with a team-best 11 assists ... Posted a 2-for-4 performance with a run scored in the Littlewood Classic opener vs. Northern Iowa (2/19) ... Had a hit in each of the final three games at ASU, with runs scored vs. both Memphis and UNI (2/20) ... Opened the FAU Invitational with a 2-for-3 performance with a walk and a stolen base vs. Stony Brook (2/26) ... Had an RBI triple, the first of her career, against Columbia in the FAU Invite finale, driving in two runs and adding a stolen base (2/28) ... Had an RBI single vs. Connecticut (3/6) ... In limited action at the Holy City Showdown at the College of Charleston, appeared in all five games, but had at-bats in only three ... Had a walk and an RBI in the opener vs. Charleston Southern (3/11) ... Went 1-for-2 in the finale vs. College of Charleston 3/13) walking once ... Went 3-for-5 in the Hoosier Classic opener vs. Bowling Green, posting season bests in hits (3) and putouts (6) ... Went 1-for-3 (vs. Western Illinois) and 2-for-4 (vs. UIC) in the final day of the Hoosier Classic, with two RBI in each game ... Went a combined 3-for-5 with two RBI in the final two games of the Wisconsin series (3/26) ... Went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in a win over Western Michigan (3/29) ... Posted a 2-for-4 effort with an RBI against Central Michigan (3/30) ... Had four hits, a pair of RBI, and four runs scored in the Penn State series (4/1-2), including her second home run of the season ... Hit .300 in the three-game series at Maryland (4/8-10), which included a triple, a home run, and two RBI ... Three hits, two RBI, and a walk in the Indiana series (4/15-17) ... Hit her fourth home run of the season at Northwestern (4/23) ... Delivered the walkoff hit in MSU's seventh-inning come-from-behind win vs. Eastern Michigan (4/27) ... Hit .375 (3-for-8) in the Rutgers series (4/29-5/1) ... Had three hits (one double) and a run scored witha pair of walks in MSU's series win at Ohio State (5/6-8) ... Went 2-for-3 with a run scored in the loss to Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament (5/12) ...

      FRESHMAN (2015): Opened her collegiate career by hitting .321 in 55 games, starting 51 in the middle infield ... Second on the team with 12 doubles, adding four home runs, 28 runs scored, and 45 hits, and contributing 27 RBI ... Was a perfect 5-for-5 on stolen bases ... Had an impressive collegiate debut at the plate, with a 2-for-3 effort against Akron (2/6) with three putouts ... Went 1-for-4 in the nightcap against Rhode Island (2/6), with three defensive assists ... Walked and scored a run, with one RBI, against Morehead State, then went 1-for-4 against Stetson in the day's nightcap (2/7) ... Had a pair of hits in a split against Providence (W, 7-3) and a loss to Florida Atlantic (9-3), with a hit in each game in five at-bats ... She also walked three times between the two games ... Went 2-for-3 in a game vs. UC Riverside, (2/20), as well as working one base on balls ... Went 1-for-3 in the California finale against Utah State (2/22) ... Hit .533 (8-for-15) in the Mercer Bears Classic, smacking a double in four of the five games ... Posted a 2-for-3 performance, her first multiple-hit game since opening day, knocking in a pair of runs vs. Youngstown State (3/13) ... Went 4-for-4 against Alabama A&M (3/14), the second-most hits in a single game in school history ... Knocked in three runs in the rematch with Alabama A&M (3/15), going 1-for-2 ... Continued a hot streak at the plate with a 5-for-9 performance at Nebraska (3/20-22), with a team-best seven RBI and a slugging percentage of 1.22 ... Homered in the first two games of the Nebraska series, tripling her season total ... Had a season-high three RBI in the opening and closing games against the Huskers ... went 3-for-8 with a double in the first two games of the Rutgers series (4/3-4), entering game three as a pinch hitter ... Recorded at least one hit in each of the three games against Ohio State (4/10-12), going 2-for-4 with a homer in game two and smacking a two-run double and stealing a base in the finale ... Contributed a pair of hits in a midweek game against Eastern Michigan (4/14) ... Went 1-for-3 in the Saturday game vs. Minnesota (4/18) ... Had hits in nine of the final 11 games of the season, raising her batting average 30 points in that span ... Went 6-for-7 in the Indiana series (4/24-26) with three walks and a pair of doubles, knocking in three runs to earn Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors (4/27) ... Went 1-for-2 with an RBI at Central Michigan (4/29) ... Went 2-for-8 with a pair of walks against Maryland in the Big Ten finale.

      HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Los Osos High School in Alta Loma, California where she was a four-year varsity starter in softball... Played under coach Mike Randal... Four-time Academic All-American... All-State and Third team All-American selection as a senior while helping lead her team to a first-ever semifinal appearance in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division I tournament... Was the first Los Osos player to earn MVP honors in the Baseline League ... Baseline League Offensive MVP in 2013 as a junior after winning Defensive MVP honors as a sophomore ... First-ever athlete at Los Osos to reach 100 career hits in just three seasons ... Helped the Grizzlies to their first four league titles in school history, and was a four-time First Team all-league selection; three-time first team All-Valley and All-Sun Belt selection, and was twice a First-team All-CIF selection in Division I ... Led the League in batting average as a junior (.576) and a senior (.552), then led the Southern section in doubles(28) and triples (16) while hitting (8) home runs in her final season ... 59th ranked player in the nation per academic All-American ... Student-Athlete of the Year in entire southern section ...Member of the National Honor Society, and graduated in the top five percent of her high school class ... Invited to try out for the Junior National Team both 2013 and 2014

      CLUB: Played for Minors Gold and coach Lena Lovelace ... Took second in championships in Irvine California in 2012 ... Helped team to three years of top ten finishes in the top 50 Colorado Firework tournament(2012, 2013, 2014), and was selected for the all-star game at that tournament five years in a row ... Team finished fifth at Nationals in 2012 ... 2014 tournament champions in Hemet, California.

      PERSONAL: Born January 10, 1996 to parents Don and Sue ... has siblings Derek (22) and Jordyn (12) ... Majoring in Criminal Justice.


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