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Dustin Pedroia inspires Ethan Long to hit two more home runs

Dustin Pedroia dropped by Phoenix Municipal Stadium on Saturday night, just in time to further inspire arguably the hottest hitter in college baseball.

The Arizona State Athletic Hall of Famer and long-time major league star told Long that 12 homers in the last 12 games is cool but that he needs to get to 13 since Pedroia was in the house watching.

Long, a freshman designated hitter, responded with two-run homers in his first two at-bats and nearly a school record-tying third later. “I hit two tonight just for him to sort of rub it in his face for saying that,” he said.