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 Nick Adenhart

Nick Adenhart

Birth
Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Death 9 Apr 2009 (aged 22)
Fullerton, Orange County, California, USA
Burial Williamsport, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 35686684 · View Source
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Professional Baseball Player. Born Nicholas James Adenhart in Silver Spring, Maryland, the only son of Jim and Janet Adenhart. At the age of 14, Nick joined the Oriolelanders, a showcase team composed of Maryland amateur players and sponsored by the Baltimore Orioles, where he would stay for four years. In 2003, at the age of 16, he pitched for the Youse's Maryland Orioles, who went on to win the All American Amateur Baseball Association Tournament for that year. He pitched four years in the minor leagues and was considered the Angels' top prospect by Baseball America. He was selected by the Angels in the 14th round of the 2004 draft. At the time of his death, he was the youngest pitcher on a big league roster. His friends that also died in the accident were Henry Nigel Pearson of Manhattan Beach, a 25-year-old passenger in the car, and the driver, 20-year-old Courtney Frances Stewart of Diamond Bar, both were pronounced dead at the scene. Nick himself made it to the University of California, Irvine Medical Center where he succumb to his injuries and died after undergoing surgery. The death was caused by a drunk driver who was in a minivan that ran a red light and broadsided a gray Mitsubishi Eclipse in which Nick was a passenger, sending it crashing into a telephone pole. He was 22 years old.

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His life, a daring adventure. A free spirit in the presence of fate with unwavering perseverance and faith. Loving his dream inspired and determined. He is alive in our hearts forever until we meet again...


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ron Moody
  • Added: 9 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35686684
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nick Adenhart (24 Aug 1986–9 Apr 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35686684, citing Greenlawn Cemetery, Williamsport, Washington County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .