Monday, July 12, 2010

D'Alfonso Swings for the Fences in Arizona

[Anthony] D'Alfonso flew to Yuma, Ariz., for a
tryout with an independent league team located near the Mexican border. He
waited in a hotel room for two days and was close to returning home to Westbrook
when the Yuma Scorpions of the Golden Baseball League called to offer him a
tryout. They'd make time during batting practice before that night's game. It
was all he needed. D'Alfonso hit several pitches out of the park and was to
signed a contract within an hour. He went 4 for 4 Tuesday night in his third
appearance at first base.
- John C.L. Morgan

Related: On Location: Westbrook High School (June 9, 2009)

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