Breaking News: Angels Pitching Prospect Killed in Crash

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
Breaking News: Angels Pitching Prospect Killed in Crash
(Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

When the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels yesterday, it marked a historic night for young pitcher Nick Adenhart who earned a no decision. Adenhart pitched extremely well going six innings giving up seven hits, striking out five batters.

This morning, Adenhart was killed in a car crash in Fullerton, California when a driver of a red minivan blew a red light and hit a Mitsubishi carrying four people.

Three people were killed including Adenhart along with one person listed as seriously injured at a local area hospital.

Adenhart, 22 years of age, was coming off his fourth start in the Major Leagues. Adenhart was a highly touted prospect after being drafted right out of high school.

As of 12:00 EST, no decision had been made as to whether or not tonight's game between the Angels and Athletics will be postponed or not.

It is truly a shame that a 22-year-old kid is gone after just pitching the night before and this tragic event just goes to show us all how cruel life can really be.

Load More Stories

Follow Los Angeles Angels from B/R on Facebook

Follow Los Angeles Angels from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Out of Bounds

Los Angeles Angels

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.