Bat boy killed after being hit in head during practice

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LIBERAL, KS — The San Diego Waves Baseball Team is offering their thoughts and prayers to the family of Kaiser Carlile, the 9-year-old bat boy, who died Sunday after being struck by a bat.

Mike Studer, the general manager for the Waves, said in a statement, “We are heartbroken by the tragic accident that happened to young Kaiser during our game against Liberal on Saturday. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, the player involved, and the entire Bee Jays Organization.”

The Waves played the Liberal Bee Jays in Liberal, Kansas during the NBC World Series on Saturday.

Earlier that evening during practice, Carlile was struck in the head by a Bee Jays player practicing his swing. The 9-year-old was left in critical condition that night. On Sunday, the young bat boy, died of his injuries.

Baseball fans across the nation and Major League Baseball players mourned Carlile’s death Monday. Many took to social media to express their sadness, including players from the San Diego Waves team.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the Carlile family. You can find it on the Bee Jays Facebook page.



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