By Steve Kruse

It’s always gratifying to see one of your former players go on and play college baseball, let alone play at the professional level, whether
in the minor or major leagues.

And, it was even more rewarding last week when Blue Wave alumni Dylan Moore played his first MLB game in his hometown in front of family and friends in Anaheim for the Mariners against the Angels – an event that was chronicled by writer Greg Johns, making it even more special for me personally.

Johns you see, worked as a sports reporter for me when I was editor of a newspaper in the Pacific Northwest in the early 1980’s. You can
read his story on Dylan Moore’s first hometown appearance in an MLB Majors uniform HERE. Dylan’s MLB bio and starts are available HERE

“Dylan was one of the better infielders that every played for me,” former Blue Wave Coach Matt Sorensen noted. “He had a great head for the game.”

And Sorensen would know, he’s head coach at Golden Valley High School in Santa Clarita as well as one of Cal State Fullerton’s all-time top pitchers.

Moore grew up in the Yorba Linda area and attended El Dorado High School when playing for Blue Wave and Coach Sorensen, then attended Cypress College locally before transferring to the University of Central Florida, where he was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 7th round (198th overall) in the 2017 MLB draft.

After several years of posting solid numbers in the minors, Moore signed a one-year major league contract with the Seattle Mariners in
November 2018 as an infielder. He made his debut on March 20, 2019, at 3rd base.

See him make a great backhanded stab at 3nd base in a start for the Mainers HERE  on April 14, 2019 against Houston in Seattle.