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O's reliever to speak at Adenhart baseball camp

September 28, 2012|By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com

WILLIAMSPORT — Fittingly, the Nick Adenhart Baseball Camp will cover all the bases today.

It will provide up-close and personal baseball instruction to budding players.

It will be an opportunity to meet Baltimore Orioles reliever Darren O’Day.

It will feature an auction of a number of items to raise money for the Nick Adenhart Memorial Foundation.

But primarily, it will be for one main thing.

“It will be 2 1/2 to 3 hours of quality baseball time for the campers,” said camp co-director Dave Warrenfeltz. “But the main thing is to remember Nick.”

That will be done in all phases today when the camp starts today at 9:30 a.m. at Williamsport High School. There are still openings for any campers who decide to attend at the last moment.

Cost for the camp is $34, which signifies Adenhart’s uniform number when he pitched for the Los Angeles Angels.

Adenhart died in a fatal car accident in April 2009 after making his season debut for the Angels. The camp has been one of many events to keep his name alive through efforts to promote and enhance youth baseball, which were roots of Adenhart’s success.

Seventeen coaches from around the Tri-State area will be on hand to give instruction, both for the love of the game and the memory of Adenhart. O’Day will be on hand to give a precamp talk and mingle with the players before returning to Baltimore for the Orioles’ evening game with Boston.

The camp is open for the public to attend, to listen to O’Day and to bid on a number of items in the autction.

They include:

  •  An autographed Angels jersey from pitcher Jared Weaver.
  •  Catcher Carlos Ruiz’s autographed Philadelphia Phillies jersey.
  •  A bat autographed by Ruiz.
  •  A package of 2013 tickets for the Hagerstown Suns.
  •  A membership and a birthday party certificate for 4-Star Athletic Complex;.
  •  Art using a baseball to create an American flag.

For further information, contact Warrenfeltz at 301-992-7632.

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