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Grays welcome new head coach and players for tryouts

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - The Gate City Grays season is just around the corner. The team is making headlines for having the youngest manager in the league.

Blackfoot's Rhys Pope is the skipper at 21 years old.

"It's awesome," Pope said. "Whenever you have people in your corner and they're 100-percent behind you, it makes the job a whole lot easier."

The Grays had tryouts as well at Halliwell Park and it brought some local talent back to the field.

"Yeah, I mean I'm playing right now at the University of Jamestown, North Dakota and I just didn't get the reps I needed," former Hillcrest Knight, Austin Shirley said. "I need to get some more reps this summer, so I can come back next year and just hopefully be better than I was this year."

"You never know what you get at a try out," Grays co-owner Terry Fredrickson said. "It's just really important, to give that guy that shot. Have that guy come out that maybe something happened in 2020 where he wasn't playing somewhere or he wasn't able to be picked up."

Baseball / Gate City Grays / Local Sports
Adrian Luevano

Adrian Luevano

Adrian is a reporter and sports anchor for Local News 8 and KIDK Eyewitness News 3.

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