Kyle Long to leave Florida State - The Daily Progress: News

weather
Saturday, October 25, 2014

Kyle Long to leave Florida State

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, January 8, 2009 6:01 am | Updated: 4:30 pm, Thu Jan 24, 2013.

The date had been circled by many local baseball fans for numerous reasons.

On March 13, Florida State will bring its storied baseball program to Virginia’s Davenport Field for the first time in five years.

One of the storylines for the Seminoles’ return included the expected appearance of former St. Anne’s-Belfield standout Kyle Long. It was not to be.

Officials at Florida State confirmed that Long, the 2008 All-Central Virginia player of the year, will not return to the school for the spring semester.

“After falling behind academically, Kyle and his family have decided that it is in his best interest at this time to be closer to home while he tries to get back on track academically,” the release stated.

Long enrolled at Florida State last summer, spurning a potential signing bonus with the Chicago White Sox, who drafted the two-way standout in the 23rd round.

At STAB, Long dominated on the diamond — he hit .500 with two homers and 24 stolen bases while posting a 1.91 ERA with 95 strikeouts in 50 innings.

Long shocked many when he elected to play baseball in college. He did, in fact, have numerous scholarship offers to play football after a storied career for Saints coach John Blake.

Long could not be reached for comment.

This Week's Open Houses!
In the market for a new house? Visit http://realestateiii.com/open-houses/ to view this week's open houses. Open houses are updated on Thursdays for the coming week. We hope you will join us. Please contact one of our Sales Associates if you don’t see your dream home on this list. They will be happy to assist you in your home search.
Same Day Service
NO ONE refused, monthly payments, good driver discounts and SAME DAY service!
Now Enrolling!
Epiphany Catholic Now Enrolling! Sign up now and register for the 2014-2015 school year.  Pre-K programs available.  Visit website or call today! 
Avery Square Townhome Community
Stop by today and check out the Avery Square Townhome Community - a new community of luxury townhomes with resort-style amenities that is unique to Charlottesville.! Townhomes starting at just $274,900.
Valley Volkswagen
Valley Volkswagen is the premier Central Virginia Volkswagen dealer with a convenient Staunton location and a large stock of new and used cars, trucks and SUVs - including fuel efficient hybrids. Visit www.MyValleyVW.com to see our inventory!
Free Estimate
Contact Craig Construction today for a FREE estimate!