After an eight-year career in the minor leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays, 2008 Mililani high school graduate Dustin Antolin received the call of a lifetime Saturday night.

Antolin was called up to Toronto from Triple-A Buffalo, where the right-handed reliever complied a 2.70 earned run average with 25 strikeouts in 20 innings pitched in 2016.

The former Trojan told reporters Sunday morning “Actually, this year, I was thinking about hanging it up, really, truthfully. I talked to my girl and said ‘I think I’m done playing.'”

But Antolin had a change of heart and reported to spring training in Dunedin, Florida with the Jays.

The payoff of eight years toiling in the minors was emotional for Antolin.

“I had some tears coming down my nose, because it was a touching moment for me,” he said. “I called my dad, I was like ‘Dad, we made it!'”

The Blue Jays drafted Antolin in the 11th round of the amateur draft out of Mililani in 2008.

Toronto plays at Texas today before traveling home to host the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday.