Pocatello, ID - After serving in the military for four years, Sean Persky didn't think he would ever hear his name called to take the field again, until the Gate City Grays called.
"Terry Fredrickson came up to me and he said 'hey want to come out and tryout for our team?" Persky said.
In his one year playing for the Grays, Persky helped them win their second straight Southern Utah League championship, a moment at Halliwell Field that he'll never forget.
"Just having the roar of the crowd, feeling the city 100 percent behind the team felt awesome," Persky said. "Having family there, having friends, playing with your buddies that you've been grinding out the last couple of weeks with."
Persky will move to Texas this summer to play for the Alpine Cowboys, an independent baseball team in the Pecos League.
"It feels pretty amazing. Putting in a lot of hard work, taking a long time off from the game, being presented an opportunity with the Grays organization to play this last year, it was something very special," Persky said. "I'm going to always be grateful for them and the city of Pocatello for even allowing the team to be here. It feels pretty special being able to move on with my career."