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By BOB PARASILITI | May 23, 2004
WILLIAMSPORT Stark reality has put the dreams of Williamsport High School pitcher Nick Adenhart on hold. Adenhart, projected to be a top-10 selection in the amateur baseball draft 15 days from now, will undergo reconstructive surgery on his right elbow, effectively shelving his major league aspirations for at least three years. Adenhart and his stepfather, Duane Gigeous, confirmed the need for surgery Saturday, ending weeklong speculation on the pitcher's condition after he left the mound three batters into the first inning of his May 11 start at South Hagerstown.
NEWS
September 1, 2010
MIAMI (AP) -- Washington Nationals rookie ace Stephen Strasburg will have Tommy John surgery on Friday to rebuild his injured right elbow, an operation that is expected to sideline him for 12 to 18 months. The ligament replacement surgery will be in Los Angeles and performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum, with Nationals team doctor Dr. Wiemi Douoguih assisting. "He is dealing with it like a professional," Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said before Tuesday night's game against Florida.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | May 12, 2012
The next time Josh Conway picks up a baseball, he will have a new ligament in his right elbow. Conway, a former Smithsburg High School star and a junior at Coastal Carolina University, will have have Tommy John surgery Tuesday in Pensacola, Fla., to repair a completely torn ligament. It will be performed by noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews, the guru of Tommy John surgeries for baseball pitchers. “It's a little bump along the road,” said Conway. “It is what it is right now and I have to deal with it. I've always worked hard and I'll keep working hard to come back.” Conway was drafted in 2009 by the Atlanta Braves in the 42nd round, but elected to continue his career in college at Coastal Carolina.
NEWS
August 17, 2006
Nick Adenhart is going international. Adenhart, a Williamsport High School graduate, was selected to pitch for the U.S. Olympic team in a qualifying tournament, which will begin Aug. 25 in Cuba. Adenhart has pitched for the Los Angeles Angels' Class A teams in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., after spending last year rehabilitating from Tommy John surgery. He is 15-4 overall with a 2.56 ERA. Adenhart, who was projected to be one off the top players chosen in the 2004 amateur draft until his injury, will join a number of professional baseball's top prospects to qualify the U.S. for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
NEWS
January 5, 2007
Williamsport High School graduate Nick Adenhart will be the guest speaker at the Tri-State Ravens Nest No. 12 meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at Tony's Restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue in Hagerstown. Adenhart was selected in the 14th round of the 2004 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, the same year he underwent Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow. He split time between the Cedar Rapids Kernels and Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in 2006, compiling a 15-4 record and a 2.56 ERA. The Ravens Nest welcomes new members, but you must be 21 to join.
SPORTS
August 18, 2011
Johnny Cueto pitched into the ninth inning and Joey Votto homered to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. Cueto (9-5) held the Nationals scoreless until Ryan Zimmerman homered on his first pitch of the ninth inning. Cueto allowed six hits, struck out five and did not walk a batter. Francisco Cordero came on to get the final three outs for his 24th save in 29 chances, although he needed a game-ending double play to get out of a bases loaded jam. Ramon Hernandez drove in a run for the Reds on a groundout.
SPORTS
August 18, 2011
Jonny Gomes had a two-run single, Jesus Flores hit his first home run in more than two years and Jordan Zimmermann pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning as the Washington Nationals beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 on Thursday night. Zimmermann and four relievers combined to limit the Reds to an unearned run. Zimmermann (8-10) allowed six hits, walking one and striking out two. He left with runners on first and second and two outs in the sixth. Ryan Mattheus came on to strike out Paul Janish to end the inning.
NEWS
By MARK KELLER | May 23, 2004
If the news that broke Saturday proved only one thing, it's that there are no sure things. Nick Adenhart's status as a top-5 pick in the upcoming Major League Baseball amateur draft looked like a sure thing. Based on everything that was written about him - from The Herald-Mail to The Washington Post to USA Today - it sounded like a sure thing, too. I was always taught if it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck ... The news that Adenhart will undergo "Tommy John" surgery to repair a torn elbow ligament in a few weeks put an end to - or at least a three-year hold on - that sure thing.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | October 30, 2012
Hagerstown's Christian Binford is taking a break from living the dream he hopes carries him one day to the major leagues. A graduate of Mercersburg Academy and a new product of the Kansas City Royals farm system, Binford recently returned home from Arizona to take a break, rest up, and get ready for spring training in March. Binford, drafted in the 30th round by the Royals in the June draft, bypassed attending the University of Virginia and signed with the Royals. He started his professional career in the rookie  leagues with Surprise, Ariz., before being assigned to Burlington, N.C., another Royals Rookie League team.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | January 1, 2013
There still are more big days to come for the Smithsburg High School graduate, but the actual dates are still to be determined. The next will undoubtedly come when Conway is next able to throw from a pitcher's mound following reconstructive surgery on his right elbow last May. “I'm about six weeks into the rehab and my arm is feeling great,” said Conway, who is working with Clear Spring baseball coach Mark Shives while he is in Hagerstown....
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By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | April 10, 2013
With arm surgeries behind them, Christian Binford and Josh Conway are taking the next steps toward their dreams of wearing a Major League Baseball uniform. Binford, a Mercersburg Academy graduate from Hagerstown, is a pitcher in the Kansas City Royals organization after being drafted in the 30th round of the MLB draft in 2011. Conway, a Smithsburg High School graduate, was originally drafted by Atlanta, but chose instead to go to Coastal Carolina University. He was then drafted in the 4th round by the Chicago Cubs in 2012.
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SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | January 1, 2013
There still are more big days to come for the Smithsburg High School graduate, but the actual dates are still to be determined. The next will undoubtedly come when Conway is next able to throw from a pitcher's mound following reconstructive surgery on his right elbow last May. “I'm about six weeks into the rehab and my arm is feeling great,” said Conway, who is working with Clear Spring baseball coach Mark Shives while he is in Hagerstown....
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | October 30, 2012
Hagerstown's Christian Binford is taking a break from living the dream he hopes carries him one day to the major leagues. A graduate of Mercersburg Academy and a new product of the Kansas City Royals farm system, Binford recently returned home from Arizona to take a break, rest up, and get ready for spring training in March. Binford, drafted in the 30th round by the Royals in the June draft, bypassed attending the University of Virginia and signed with the Royals. He started his professional career in the rookie  leagues with Surprise, Ariz., before being assigned to Burlington, N.C., another Royals Rookie League team.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | May 12, 2012
The next time Josh Conway picks up a baseball, he will have a new ligament in his right elbow. Conway, a former Smithsburg High School star and a junior at Coastal Carolina University, will have have Tommy John surgery Tuesday in Pensacola, Fla., to repair a completely torn ligament. It will be performed by noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews, the guru of Tommy John surgeries for baseball pitchers. “It's a little bump along the road,” said Conway. “It is what it is right now and I have to deal with it. I've always worked hard and I'll keep working hard to come back.” Conway was drafted in 2009 by the Atlanta Braves in the 42nd round, but elected to continue his career in college at Coastal Carolina.
SPORTS
August 18, 2011
Johnny Cueto pitched into the ninth inning and Joey Votto homered to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. Cueto (9-5) held the Nationals scoreless until Ryan Zimmerman homered on his first pitch of the ninth inning. Cueto allowed six hits, struck out five and did not walk a batter. Francisco Cordero came on to get the final three outs for his 24th save in 29 chances, although he needed a game-ending double play to get out of a bases loaded jam. Ramon Hernandez drove in a run for the Reds on a groundout.
SPORTS
August 18, 2011
Jonny Gomes had a two-run single, Jesus Flores hit his first home run in more than two years and Jordan Zimmermann pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning as the Washington Nationals beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 on Thursday night. Zimmermann and four relievers combined to limit the Reds to an unearned run. Zimmermann (8-10) allowed six hits, walking one and striking out two. He left with runners on first and second and two outs in the sixth. Ryan Mattheus came on to strike out Paul Janish to end the inning.
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By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | August 15, 2011
A few years down the road, maybe we'll see Hagerstown's Christian Binford pitching for the Kansas City Royals at Camden Yards against the Baltimore Orioles. The 18-year-old Binford signed a contract Friday with Kansas City and the ink on the pact officially dried Monday. Already, Binford is in Surprise, Ariz., with the Royals' Rookie League team and will stay there until the season is completed Aug. 28. He then will participate in the Fall Instructional League. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed, but it covers seven years and also includes a college tuition package.
SPORTS
April 22, 2011
The Washington Nationals’ starting pitchers are bailing out their struggling offense. The Nationals rank next-to-last in the National League in batting average at .218 and 12th in runs, averaging 4.1 per game, but have been able to stay at .500 over the season’s first three weeks due to a rotation that ranked fourth in the NL in ERA at 3.57. “Obviously, there are guys with talent in this rotation,” starter Jason Marquis said. “I’m not going to say we’re the Roy Halladays or the David Prices of the world, but we do have some good pitchers.” The Nationals’ game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night was postponed due to rain, and the teams will make it up 7:05 p.m. Monday on what was a common off day. With this and the rainouts in Baltimore and Minnesota, there have been 15 postponements in the majors this season, just six shy of the total for all of 2010, according to STATS LLC. Each team will simply move its starting pitchers up a day and stay on the same rotation.
NEWS
September 1, 2010
MIAMI (AP) -- Washington Nationals rookie ace Stephen Strasburg will have Tommy John surgery on Friday to rebuild his injured right elbow, an operation that is expected to sideline him for 12 to 18 months. The ligament replacement surgery will be in Los Angeles and performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum, with Nationals team doctor Dr. Wiemi Douoguih assisting. "He is dealing with it like a professional," Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said before Tuesday night's game against Florida.
NEWS
August 28, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) -- On the day Stephen Strasburg was declared done for the season, another rookie kept humming along, pitching the St. Louis Cardinals to victory in the ballpark where Strasburg is supposed to rule. Jaime Garcia pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings Friday night, and Albert Pujols hit his 401st home run as the Cardinals broke a three-game skid with a 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals. "You've got to hand it to Jaime," St. Louis manager Tony La Russa said. "Boy, once again, he comes out there when we need him and pitches an outstanding game.
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