James Wernke


Age: 21

star baseball player and left-handed pitcher for the Santa Ana Dons baseball team at Santa Ana College who had recently earned a full athletic scholarship at California State University-Long Beach to pitch for the school's baseball team for another two seasons next year and was being scouted by a number of major league teams after he was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 41st round of the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft Picks.

Cause of Death: Drowned during a flash flood

Born: August 5, 1988

Died: December 12, 2009

Fullerton, California