North Eugene -> Oregon State -> Seattle Mariners: Andrew Moore shares his baseball journey

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Andrew Moore throws his first pitch in the majors, against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

EUGENE, Ore. - Andrew Moore helped lead the North Eugene Highlanders to their first-ever state baseball title in 2010.

As a freshman pitcher at Oregon State, he was named second team All-America for the Beavers after leading the Pac-12 with 12 wins that season.

Now Moore is in the big leagues. He made his first appearance Thursday for the Seattle Mariners after being called up from the Triple-A Tacoma team.

Moore pitched 7 innings against Detroit. The Mariners beat the Tigers 9-6.

"That was unbelievable," said Moore, called up Wednesday from Triple-A Tacoma to replace struggling Yovani Gallardo in the rotation. "It felt like I blinked and it was over. It absolutely flew by. That was pretty special, just the way we kind of took that last punch where they started coming back."

Moore (1-0) allowed three runs and six hits in seven innings. The 23-year-old right-hander, a second-round pick in 2015 out of Oregon State, struck out four and walked none. He began the season in Double-A, then went 3-1 in eight starts at Tacoma.

"Heck of a debut," Mariners manager Scott Servais said. "You can't say a whole lot more. What an effort. It's kind of what we've seen out of Andrew Moore since the day he put a Mariners jersey on. I think people at Oregon State saw the same thing, and probably at his high school."

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