Youth baseball got a boost this week thanks to the memory of Nick Adenhart.
A total of $6,000 was donated to the Nick Adenhart Memorial Fund through a silent auction and gate receipts from Tuesday evening's Hagerstown Suns game against the Lexington Legends at Municipal Stadium.
The Suns hosted Nick Adenhart Day, which culminated with the team retiring Adenhart's name on a plaque to the stadium's Wall of Fame in right field.
Adenhart was a Williamsport High graduate and star baseball player who went on to play for the Los Angeles Angels of Anahiem until his life and career were cut short 2 1/2 years ago in a traffic accident with a drunken driver.
The Nick Adenhart Memorial Fund was created by his parents as a nonprofit organization to help struggling leagues keep youth baseball alive in Adenhart's memory.
The auction featured 63 autographed items provided from 14 major league teams and a number of minor league franchises, starting with a minimum bid.