Friday night, he was remembered for his time playing third base on the major league field up on the hill above Franklin as a member of Ken Hamilton's Gardinier team. "Six years," Hamilton said choking back tears when asked how many years he coached Nathan.
Nathan's parents Andrea Consla and Christopher Luzier were invited to attend the first game of the 2021 Little League season where they were presented with the number 12 Gardinier jersey that he wore.
There were tears. Lots of tears.
This community lost something it doesn't quite know how to deal with yet other than going on and hugging each other in their time of need.
Here are a few photos from tonight's touching tribute and the first game of this 2021 season.
Koben Parry's thoughts Friday night shared over a solemn loud speaker resinated with all who were head down in deep thought and prayer. "On and off the field, Nathan was smart, hard working and above all else, a kind young man. For the duration that we were teammates, he helped me turn myself into, not only a great baseball player, but also to be a better person off the field. And I feel he had that affect on so many other people."