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Adenhart Baseball Camp in Williamsport on Saturday

July 20, 2011|By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com

David Warrenfeltz and Nick Adenhart were friends and batterymates at Williamsport High School in 2003-04.

On Saturday, Warrenfeltz will continue to carry on the memory of his buddy, who was killed in a car accident in April 2009.

The first Nick Adenhart Baseball Camp will be held at Williamsport High from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with Warrenfeltz and several current and former area coaches on hand to provide instruction.

Adenhart started four games for the Los Angeles Angels — three in 2008 as well as the Angels’ third game of the 2009 season, hours before he was killed by a drunk driver in an auto accident.

On his way up through the organization, Adenhart spent the majority of 2008 with the Class AAA Salt Lake Bees. Adenhart and catcher Bobby Wilson formed a close relationship, and Wilson — now with the Angels — will be on hand at the camp. Wilson has appeared in 21 games with the Angels and is hitting .235.

“Nick and Bobby were close friends at Salt Lake, and he graciously accepted an invitation to speak at the camp,” said Warrenfeltz.

Warrenfeltz said a silent auction will be held, not just for camp participants but the general public.

“Anyone other than those in the camp can certainly take part in the auction,” he said. “We have a bat signed by Chase Utley (the Philadelphia Phillies’ all-star second baseman) and Jered Weaver (an Angels pitcher) and items from the Hagerstown Suns players.”

As with many events held in Adenhart’s honor, Warrenfeltz plans on the camp being an annual affair. All proceeds from the camp and auction benefit the Nick Adenhart Memorial Foundation, which has been a contributor to local Little League baseball and other organizations since its inception.

“I just want the camp to continue to contribute to the foundation,” Warrenfeltz said. “The foundation has been a great asset to the community.”

Cost for the camp is $30, and Warrenfeltz said participants who would like to attend but have not yet signed up can still get in the camp.

Warrenfeltz can be reached at 301-582-3233.

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