ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The high school baseball season began in East Anchorage on Monday. Before the game between East and Bartlett, the Alliance of American Legion Baseball honored former East High baseball player Yerarmy Valdez, and former Service baseball player Michael Perez.
“Baseball instills a lot of integrity and loyalty those are the two basic needs I need to be an infantry men,” said Perez.
Both Perez and Valdez are in the Army National Guard, and will soon be deployed.
Perez has served the past five years in the National Guard, and will be deployed to Kosovo. Valdez is still waiting on his deployment, and is switching over to active duty.