The Maine Lightning baseball program, directed by coach Mike D’Andrea, is holding tryouts Oct. 2 and 4 at the Cheverus High JV field on Washington Avenue. U-10, U-11 and U-12 tryouts are from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 and U-13 and U-14 tryouts follow from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. On Oct. 4, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., U-15 holds its tryouts. The cost is $15. FMI, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern Maine Community College will induct Anthony D’Alfonso and and Bob Doyle into its 2011 Athletics Hall of Fame class Oct. 15. D’Alfonso was a member of the Class of 2007, a two-time Yankee Small College Conference Player of the Year and 2007 United States Collegiate Athletic Association All-American. He holds the SMCC all-time leader in career hits, runs, home runs and RBIs. After leaving SMCC, D’Alfonso continued two more seasons at the University of Southern Maine where he was a two-time NCAA Division III All-American. D’Alfonso is the first SMCC baseball player to sign a professional contract as he has spent the last three years playing in the Frontier league, Golden Baseball League, and currently in the League de Norte in Mexico.
Doyle will be inducted posthumously as he passed away in 2005. He was a standout pitcher during his two seasons and was instrumental in leading the way to winning the State Technical College Series title in 1970 and 1971. He also pitched a shutout win in the 1970 Northern New England Small College Conference (NNESCC) title game. Doyle was a two-time State Technical College Conference All Star and was a (NNESCC) Honor Squad recipient and was inducted into the 2011 Class for the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame.