A reliable lefty reliever for the Villanova Wildcats, Matt Longfield will bring the mold of an experienced pitching option for Bryan Adamski’s staff this summer in North Adams.
Longfield has spent the better part of three seasons as one of Villanova’s most lethal lefty options out of the bullpen, and that continued during his junior campaign during which he held opposing hitters to just a .217 batting average. He yielded no home runs and only 10 hits in 12 2/3 innings while striking out 20.
No stranger to summer baseball, Longfield pitched in the Prospect League for the West Virginia Miners in 2011, appearing in 24 games and pitching 33 1/3 innings. He struck out 48 while allowing only 17 hits and went 2-1 with a 2.16 ERA. The lefty made an appearance in the Prospect League Championship Game, as well. The summer before, Longfield pitched in the ACBL for the Westhampton Aviators.
The son of Robert and Julie Longfield, Matt was born Sept. 10, 1990. Has one brother, Chris (20), and is majoring in Mechanical Engineering.