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One could say that he simply picked up where he left off. Or maybe Colton Long just has what it takes to go ‘the distance’.

Either way C. Long made the transition from the scholastic ranks to American Legion baseball quite smoothly.

On Friday, C. Long pitched Annville to a 2-0 victory over Fredericksburg. The triumph was Annville’s second in the opening week of action in the Lebanon County American Legion baseball league.

Following a marvelous spring campaign for the Annville-Cleona high school team, C. Long was on top of his game in the early going of legion ball. Against Fredericksburg, he checked the perennial contenders with an assortment of pitches, whitewashing them while going the distance.

From the mound and third base, Long was a key contributor to the Little Dutchmen’s run to the Lancaster-Lebanon Section Four crown this spring. He also helped Annville-Cleona shock Warwick and then Northern Lebanon during surprising wins in the L-L’s postseason tournament.

C. Long and the Little Dutchmen also advanced to the semifinal round of the District Three Class AA playoffs.

– Jeff Falk

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