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Batboy, 9, Dies After Being Hit By A Bat During Warm Up Swing — So Sad

Mon, August 3, 2015 9:58am EDT by 1 Comment
Credit: Facebook | @Liberal Bee Jays

A young boy has died doing what he loves. Kaiser Carlile has tragically passed away after being struck in the head during a National Baseball Congress World Series game in Kansas after running to retrieve a bat during the game. So awful.

Kaiser Carlile, 9, died on Aug 2 after being hit in the head with a bat during a baseball game. He was the batboy for the Liberal Bee Jays during their game in Kansas on Aug 1 when he got struck accidentally by a player warming up.

Kaiser was running to bring back a bat after an out when he was hit by a batter taking a practice swing, according to NBC News. “The bat boy retrieved the other bat and he just ran right by him, and he was swinging, and it hit him in the helmet,” Jim Parks told the station.

It was then at an umpire started giving first aid until first responders arrived. Even though he was wearing a helmet at the time, it gave little aide to the child.

The Liberal Bee Jays baseball team shared the news on their Facebook on Aug 3 stating, “With the permission of the family, and with much sorrow and a very broken heart, I regretfully inform everyone that Kaiser Carlile passed away earlier this evening. Please keep his family and our team in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you all for the support during this ordeal!”

The National Baseball Congress General Manager Kevin Jenks, stated, “it’s difficult to remember a day that is darker than this one. Sometimes life doesn’t make sense and this accident certainly is a memorable example. Kaiser was simply doing something he loved.”

There is a GoFundMe page set up to help the Kaiser’s family to raise money for the medical expenses and assist the family with other needs. Click to donate here.

Our thoughts are with Kaiser’s family and friends during this difficult time.

— Brittany King