Breaking News: Andrew Moore to report to Everett Aqua Sox

Andrew Moore, the All-American right hander who played two summers with the Eugene Bi-Mart Challengers, will report to the Everett Aqua Sox on Monday (June 15) after being drafted as the 72nd pick by the Seattle Mariners in last week’s major league draft.

The Aqua Sox are the Mariners’ Class A short-season affiliate in the Northwest League.

Moore, who played with the Challengers in 2009-10, attended North Eugene High School where he helped lead the Highlanders to the 2010 state 5A baseball championship as a sophomore.

He has spent the past 3 school years at Oregon State University where he helped lead the Beavers to the College World Series in 2013 and back-to-back Pac-12 championships (2013 and 2014).

This past spring, when Moore was Oregon State’s Friday night starter, the Beavers finished 2nd in the Pac-12 standings.

On the season in 2015, Moore had a 7-2 record and an earned run average of 1.91. In 122 1/3 innings, he struck out 111 batters and walked just 21.

In Pac-12 Conference play this season, he had a record of 6-1 and an earned run average of 1.51. In 77 2/3 innings of conference work, he struck out 69 batters and walked just 14.

By: Paul Yarbrough

 

Bi-Mart Eugene Challengers Announces 2015 Roster

Thirteen players with previous experience on the roster have been selected to play this summer for the Eugene Bi-Mart Challengers’ American Legion baseball team.

Six players from 6A Sheldon High School state champions (Tanner Zenke, Wyatt Johnson, Matt Land, Kellen Strahm, Sam Olsson and Taylor Frost) dot the 20-player roster.

There are five players with ties to Marist High School (Marcus Lydon, Tanner Cantwell, Matt Haney, Will Stewart and Dustyn Smith).

There are three players each from North Eugene High School (Tommy Ahlstrom, Dane Stapley and Jake Owens) and Churchill (K.J. Strickland, Hank Forrest and Drew Smernes).

There are two players with ties to Willamtte High School (Matt Hubbs and Justin Guldager), and one (Austin Crowson) from Monroe High School.

Three of the players (Smith, Smernes and Guldager) return to the team after a year of college.

The Bi-Mart Eugene Challengers open their 2015 campaign with a doubleheader at 5 p.m. Thursday vs. the Willamette Valley Titans at Swede Johnson Stadium at Garry Selby Field. They return home on Friday for a 6 p.m. game against the Mid-Valley Rockets.