Loyola Marymount RHP Bret Dahlson is my type of athlete in terms of mindset and demeanor. He is a pleasant and polite young man when socializing with others and Dahlson enjoys the baseball life of spending time with teammates in the dugout. After all, baseball is a game and the last time I checked, games were intended to be fun. But when the 6-foot-1 Dahlson enters the game and gets between the lines, he is all focused on the task at hand of dispatching opposing hitters with a fastball that resides in the 90s. I like Dahlson, he takes care of business and thrives in high-intensity situations without pretenses or deception and he represents his school with class and dignity. The junior pitcher has impressive baseball bloodlines, as his grandfather Buck Rodgers was the manager of the California Angels during the late 80’s and early 90’s. Dahlson will enter his senior year at Loyala this fall and he works well as a quality reliever with a repeatable delivery.
Dahlson had a 3.58 ERA in 27 2/3 innings pitched for Loyola Marymount in 2013. He made 23 relief appearances and saved seven games. The opposition hit .245 off of Dahlson in 2013. He saved 11 games for Loyola in 2012 and is a consistent performer for the squad. A Business major, Dahlson was recruited by several programs coming out of Jserra High School in Yorba Linda, CA, which is the home of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library.