LINCOLN, Neb. (KSNB) - Ty Roseberry's time on the diamond began in Kearney. He played for Nebraska-Kearney his first two years of college. During his time with the Lopers, he batted .311 with 16 HR and 51 RBI's before the program shut down following the 2018 season.
"Most difficult thing about it was it was four or five weeks into the season already. I mean most schools have already given out their scholarships," Roseberry said. "Finding out four weeks into the spring made it a lot more difficult."
The Kearney High grad went from the blue and gold of UNK to the scarlet and cream of UNL.
"You never really know if I would have went somewhere else but I definitely enjoyed my time there," Roseberry said.
Like so many seniors across the country his last season was cut short. After starting 10 of Nebraska's 15 games, he headed back to Kearney. Where he reflected on his career and decided to meet with Coach Will Bolt.
"I drove down to Lincoln. It kind of felt that I still wasn't all the way there," he said. "I decided that it would be best for me to not sell anyone short or myself short. So, I decided that I felt like it was time for me to call it a career."
His time on the diamond came with its bumps but Roseberry is thankful for the time he had.
"My story is a little bit different than most. I just enjoyed playing the game. I got to play for so long. A lot of people don't get that opportunity," he said. "It was hectic but there was definitely some bumps in the road but I enjoyed it."
From Kearney to Lincoln, Roseberry's career did not end the way he imagined. But like thousands of seniors, he is moving on to the next chapter of his life.
Currently, he is interning for an agronomy company in Heartwell, Nebraska which he hopes will turn into a job. However, he still has one semester left at Nebraska.