Blue Wave players were recently treated to a visit to the University of San Diego Baseball Locker Room and talk with USD Pitching Coach Matt Florer, who also serves as USD baseball recruiting coordinator.

And, Florer also played for Blue Wave in his high school years and was coached by Matt Sorensen, who served as guest coach for the Blue Wave team that played two games NOV 20 at USD in front of their coaches (including Florer).

“It was very rewarding to reunite both Matts, both were very competitive college pitchers and both exceptional coaches,” Blue Wave Founder Steve Kruse reflected.

Matt Sorensen is a longtime high school head coach and legendary collegiate pitcher for both Cal State Fullerton and Oklahoma. Sorensen is also a former Blue Wave Connie Mack team coach for years that helped more than 100 Blue Wave players make college teams and the pros.

Matt Florer played for Blue Wave and Coach Sorensen in his high school years and is now entering his fourth season as Pitching Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for the Toreros.

Since arriving in San Diego in 2019, Florer has helped guide the Toreros to the most wins (114) and highest winning percentage (.666) of any team in the West Coast Conference, and since he joined the conference’s coaching ranks in 2017 – no WCC assistant has won more games than Florer, who played collegiately at LMU. He played Mission Viejo High School as well as Blue Wave Baseball during his high school years.

“Matt was one of the best pitchers to ever play for us and has turned into one of the best young college coaches on the West Coast,” Kruse stated.

Besides winning both of their games in front of USD coaches, Coach Florer gave a talk on recruiting to Blue Wave players in the USD Locker Room.