Memorial service to be held at Angels pitcher Adenhart's high school

Nick Adenhart’s hometown tonight says goodbye to the Angel pitcher who died after a drunk-driving crash last week. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says Williamsport, Maryland will turn out for a public memorial service at Adenhart’s former high school.

Nick Adenhart’s hometown tonight says goodbye to the Angel pitcher who died after a drunk-driving crash last week. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says Williamsport, Maryland will turn out for a public memorial service at Adenhart’s former high school.

Kitty Felde: The population of Williamsport is about 2,000. That’s also how many people are expected to file into Williamsport High School to pay tribute to Angel pitcher Nick Adenhart. The Williamsport grad – class of 2004 – was killed last week in a car crash in Fullerton.

He was buried yesterday after a private service attended by about 200 people, including Angels manager Mike Scioscia, team owner Arte Moreno, and fellow pitchers Dustin Moseley, Jered Weaver, and John Lackey.

On the fence that surrounds the baseball field at Williamsport High, nearly three dozen bouquets of flowers and several baseballs have been jammed into the chain links. One of the rain-smudged balls reads: “Thank you Nick for giving us hope. For showing us that big dreams can come true. You were a true hometown hero.”

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