August 3, 2012
The Aberdeen IronBirds (17-27) fell in extra innings Thursday night, losing 6-5 to the host-team Williamsport Crosscutters. With the score tied, 5-5, in the bottom of the 10th, Williamsport plated the game-winning run. Aberdeen's Creede Simpson was 1-for-5 with one RBI and one run, while teammate Sam Kimmel was 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Lucas Herbst was 2-for-5 with one RBI in the loss, and fellow IronBird Gregory Lorenzo was 1-for-4 with one RBI. Joel Hutter, Will Howard, Anthony Vega and Scott Kalush all scored once for Aberdeen.
July 8, 2011
James Edgar "Jamie" Byron Sr., a former businessman and mayor who was a member of a political family with deep roots in Western Maryland, died July 2 of heart failure at his home in Shepherdstown, W.Va. The former Williamsport and Hagerstown resident was 83. Mr. Byron was born the second of five boys in Williamsport, Washington County, where he was raised. He was the son of William Devereux Byron II, a Western Maryland Democrat who served in the House of Representatives. He was 14 when his father was killed in an Eastern Air Lines crash in Jonesboro, Ga., in 1941, and his mother, Katharine Edgar Byron, was appointed to complete his term.
August 19, 2010
For a family event that involves baseball, outer space, parades (and is free), head out to Williamsport, Pa., this weekend to watch the 2010 Little League World Series, which has been hosted by the small Pennsylvania town as it has been since 1947. "Carl E. Stotz saw his nephews playing baseball and thought it would be nice if they had a team and a league to play on competitively," said Erin Kriner, a spokeswoman for the event, which begins Friday and continues throughout next week.
April 29, 2009
They had been planning the trip for a couple of months now, since they saw the Los Angeles Angels' schedule. On Tuesday, April 28, Nick was supposed to come home. Ask anyone around Williamsport and Hagerstown: They had been gearing up for the hour-plus drive to Baltimore for months now. "That was the plan," said Jereme Leazier, 24, a former classmate of Nick Adenhart's at Williamsport High. "We were always going to be here, even if it wasn't his night to pitch." Sitting in the stands at Camden Yards on Tuesday night, Leazier was one of many fans wearing an Adenhart T-shirt.
April 18, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -Catching his breath every few moments, Jim Adenhart explained to the hushed crowd that the greatest day of his life was when his 9-pound, 3-ounce baby boy was born. Then, in detail, he relayed his final conversation with his son last week, after Nick Adenhart had pitched the greatest game of his brief major league career. Father and son were in a hotel together in Southern California when the Los Angeles Angels rookie right-hander, 22, asked his father whether it was OK if he went out with friends for a little while to celebrate.
April 17, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT - On a crisp, cloudless morning, a tightknit rural community and a contingent of major league baseball personnel representing the country's second-largest city joined at a quaint, red-brick church to honor a young man who bridged divergent worlds. Nicholas James "Nick" Adenhart, the 22-year-old Los Angeles Angels right-hander from Western Maryland who was killed last week in a car accident, was buried Thursday after a private service attended by approximately 200 people. Led by a Maryland state trooper, a procession of 70 cars drove five miles to the interment at the Greenlawn Memorial Park in Washington County.