Getting Back to the Diamond
Seth Fry, Rec Sports Ambassador
There are some things in life that you can try and walk away from, but no matter what you do they will always keep pulling you back. For me that thing is baseball. My dad had me out in the yard hitting whiffle balls at the age of three and from then on, I played year-round for 15 years. Every spring I would be playing in little league then pony ball followed by high school, while every fall I was traveling with a tournament team. By the time I was ready to graduate high school I felt burnt out and came to terms with my senior year being my last season.
Fast forward four years and about a dozen hobbies later and I found myself with an itch to get back out on the diamond. I heard about our club baseball team two weeks ago and decided to finally scratch. I went out to one of their practices and it felt great to be hitting and throwing again. Now I’m on the team and loving baseball again. Being away from baseball for so long has shown me that sometimes you just need a break from something you enjoy to truly appreciate why you had fun with it in the first place.
Club Sports at SHSU encompasses over 24 student led teams consisting of more than 500 student athletes who play purely for the love of it. Teams range from ultimate Frisbee to Quiddich. For more information about club sports, visit our webpage.