Kenny Long
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Kenny Long

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Fox River Grove, Ill.

High School:
Dundee Crown

Weight:
160

Position:
LHP

Experience:
3L

Bats/Throws:
L/L

08/07/2013

Summer Baseball Update #8: Summer Ball Nearly Complete

Many summer league's are currently in the playoffs.

07/10/2013

Summer Baseball Update #5: Kay Launches First Pro Home Run

The former Redbird infielder is a member of the San Francisco Giants organization.

06/26/2013

Summer Baseball Update #4: Hollenbeck Hitting Stride

Two Redbirds currently have at least a six-game hitting streak in summer ball.

06/19/2013

Summer Baseball Update #3: Stewart, Rhoades Make Cape Cod Debuts

14 current Redbirds are playing in summer baseball leagues.

06/12/2013

Summer Baseball Update #2: Beesley Shines in Midwest Collegiate League

Fellow sophomore Jack Czeszewski currently has an eight-game hitting streak.

05/07/2012

Redbirds in the Community - Basebald Day 2012

Redbirds in the Community - Basebald Day 2012

02/13/2012

Baseball Media Day Press Conference

09/11/2011

Remembering when...A tribute to 9/11

03/11/2012

Illinois State vs. Western Michigan

The Illinois State baseball team beat Western Michigan, 7-1, Mar. 9, 2012 at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational.

03/09/2012

Illinois State vs. Maine

The Illinois State baseball team beat Maine, 7-1, Mar. 9, 2012 at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational.

2011: Set the program-saves record with 15 career-saves ... broke the previous record of 12 saves, held by Jeremy Accardo, on May 1 at home against Indiana State ... named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team for the second-consecutive year ... led the team with six saves ... boasted a team-low 0.92 ERA ... established a 4-1 record with 45 strikeouts through 39.1 innings ... awarded the save with 2.2 innings pitched and five strikeouts at Belmont (2/20) ... earned the save in a 3.2-inning performance with six strikeouts against Milwaukee (2/27) ... pitched a season-high 4.1 innings of relief with six strikeouts in a one-run loss at Miami (3/8) ... earned the save after pitching 1.1 innings with three strikeouts versus Indiana State (5/1) ... pitched 1.2 innings to save the game against Evansville (5/21) ... once again, played summer ball in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League for the Orleans, Mass., Firebirds ... recipient of the Duffy Bass Endowed Scholarship.

2010:
Served as Illinois State's shut-down closer, saving a single-season record nine games (matching Tim Hallam (76) and Bill Brabec's (95) record) ... set a new single-season record with 31 appearances ... finished the season ranked third nationally with a team-low 1.38 ERA ... went 4-4 ... struck out 74 (second-most on the team) ... allowed just 22 walks ... limited opposing hitters to .183 (lowest on the team) ... named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team ... earned State Farm All-MVC Tournament Team selection ... pitched 4.2 shutout innings, striking out three, in the winning effort against Duquesne (2/28) ... threw 4.1 scoreless innings, striking out three versus Kent State (3/7) ... earned his first collegiate save at Purdue, pitching 1.1 shutout innings with a strikeout (3/24) ... tossed three shutout innings, striking out five at Indiana State to earn the save (3/26) ... threw 1.1 scoreless innings, striking out two and notching the save against Illinois (3/30) ... pitched 2.0 innings, allowing two earned runs, but securing the save at Creighton (4/10) ... tossed 1.1 innings of shutout relief with two strikeouts to earn the save at Illinois (4/20) ... pitched a career-high 6.1 innings, giving up just one earned run, but ultimately suffering the loss to Bradley (5/16) ... threw four scoreless innings of relief in ISU's quarterfinal game of the State Farm MVC Tournament against Indiana State, striking out five (5/26) ... came back the next day to pitch 1.1 innings of scoreless relief against Indiana State (5/27) ... pitched 1.2 shutout innings, striking out two to help the Redbirds beat Wichita State to win the 2010 State Farm MVC Tournament title ... matched a career-high 6.1 innings pitched out of the bullpen in Illinois State's NCAA Louisville Regional opener against Vanderbilt, giving up just one earned run, but suffering the loss (6/4) ... played summer ball in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League for the Orleans, Mass., Firebirds ... recipient of the Duffy Bass Endowed Scholarship.

2009: Made 13 appearances with one start ... posted a 1-1 record and 7.71 ERA ... struck out 16 batters in 28.0 innings ... limited opposing hitters to a .278 average ... struck out a career-high six batters in 3.1 innings of relief at Purdue (4/8) ... threw three pitches to record a strikeout and his first collegiate win against Missouri State (4/12) ... scattered four hits and three runs over a career-best 5.0 innings in his only start against Notre Dame (5/12) ... played summer ball for the Greeley Grays in the Mountain Collegiate Baseball League.

2008: Redshirted.

Dundee-Crown High School: Posted an 11-2 record with a 1.62 ERA as a senior ... ended the season with 121 strikeouts and walked only 22 batters in 85.6 innings of work ... named all-conference and all-area both junior and senior years ... 10-2 with a 3.67 ERA as a junior, striking out 63 batters in 70.6 innings on the mound ... named team MVP senior year ... helped his team win a school-record 28 games, as the team won conference and qualified for the state tournament ... attended the same high school as former Redbird Ryan Court.

Personal: Born 1-28-89 in Barrington, Ill. ... son of Ken and Linda Long ... has two sisters, Lisa and Heather ... major: history education

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