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Baseball player dreams of going pro

Baseball player dreams of going pro

With the exception of hearing from a scout for the Seattle Mariners, it appears that Nick Alfini is not on any other major league organization's radar screen. But that doesn't mean the Downers Grove resident is giving up hopes of ever playing professional baseball. Before his summer baseball league team, the DuPage County Hounds, took the field before a recent game, he talked about his baseball future. "It's my goal to play pro ball and I think it's everyone's goal out here," he said. "As a left-handed pitcher, I think there is always space. I pitched for a scout in the Mariners' organization and he liked what he saw. You never really know. I...