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Former Darton pitcher Chris Long poses for a photo not long after being issued his first professional baseball uniform as a member of the San Diego Padres, who drafted Long in June following his meteoric rise as a pitcher — a position he has played less than a year. (Photo courtesy of Chris Long)

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Long strides

Darton baseball coach Scot Hemmings turned position player Chris Long into a pitcher last fall, and in less than a year Long emerged as the team's top arm, leading to his being drafted by the San Diego Padres in June.


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