Blue Wave is recruiting 18U players for the remainder of July and August, possibly going into the Fall-Winter season at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine.

We expect to have a combined tryout and practice first week of July, then start playing single games in the USA Premier Baseball 18U Connie Mack league and possibly play in a belated Firecracker tournament by end of July or August.

We will also schedule local collegiate team showcases as soon as available for undergrads that will be playing beyond August.

This team will be limited to 12 to 15 players for the summer, depending on pitching and number of games we can play.

Game, tournament, or showcase events will be priced as soon as they are finalized. Players only pay for the games, tournaments, or showcase when you play in them.

There is no team fee for the 18U remainder of the summer, only need to pay for a cap and shirt if you do not have one already once we start playing any formal games.

The team is coached by Carlos Cornejo, one of the top young coaches in Orange County, having played at Mater Dei and four years at Curry College in Boston. He also served at assistant varsity baseball coach at Mater Dei for several years.

Those interested should contact Steve Kruse (949) 202-7748 at [email protected]

Carlos Cornejo

Head Coach & Trainer
President & Board Director


[email protected]

Carlos Cornejo not only coaches for Blue Wave, but anchored the middle for several Blue Wave teams in his career as both a high school and collegiate player.

Cornejo was a middle infielder for Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana from 2004 to 2007, when he graduated and went on to play shortstop for Curry College back East for four years on scholarship.

Returning to his native Orange County after graduating at Curry, Cornejo has served as an  assistant coach at Mater Dei and now oversees player development and operations for Blue Wave Athletics. Cornejo is considered one of the top young coaching prospects in Southern California.

Cornejo recently took over as President of Blue Wave Athletics, the parent non-profit organization that operates Blue Wave Baseball and other youth sports ventures.