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Wilhite throws 1st pitch at charity game

July 6, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The lone survivor of the DUI crash that killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others was honored Monday night in a charity baseball game held at his alma mater.Jon Wilhite, 24, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Goodwin Field at Cal State Fullerton, where he played as a catcher for the Titans.

Wilhite was in the car with Adenhart and two others who were killed in the collision with an alleged drunk driver.

A San Gabriel man has been charged with three counts of murder in the crash.

The 7:05 p.m. game featured a Golden Baseball League game between the Orange County Flyers and Calgary Vipers at CSUF's Goodwin Field.

On hand Monday night were the Fullerton firefighters who rescued Wilhite from his car after it was hit by a drunk driver.

The game was free to the public, but a silent auction of sports and film industry memorabilia was held to raise money to help pay Wilhite's medical bills.

Wilhite's family participated in the ceremonial first pitch, and a moment of silence was held for those killed in the crash.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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