A 9-year-old bat boy was accidentally struck in Kansas during a National Baseball Congress World Series game.
Little Kaiser Carlile was struck on Saturday when he went to pick up a bat after a batter had used it; it was during this moment when he was struck by a follow-through swing.
It was an accidental hit, but even though Kaiser was wearing a helmet, he still was hit with a fatal blow to his little head.
The team, the Liberal Bee Jays posted a message not their Facebook with the sad news saying, “We just lost a little, 9-year-old Bee Jay an it’s incredibly sad, “Mike Carl, the team’s general manager said in an interview with the Wichita Eagle. “No one wrote us a book to tell us how to do this. We’re just dealing with it the best way we know how and that’s to keep coming out and keep honoring Kaiser on the field.”
The plate umpire Mark Goldfeder has been a longtime paramedic and he tended to Kaiser until the ambulance arrived.
On their Facebook page, the Liberal Bee Jays posted a statement about Kaiser’s family, the posting said, “The needs of the family of Kaiser are primarily financial at this time, related to medical costs and various other similar expenses. Thank you everyone!
Fans, if you would like to help defray the medical costs and other related expenses for Kaiser Carlile, you can donate at the gofundme site, BigHits4Kaiser.
The Mayor of the City of Liberal, Joe Deonyer, made this statement on his Facebook page too:
“As Mayor of the City of Liberal, I would like to assure the Liberal Bee Jays, that the thoughts and prayers of the entire community are with Kaiser, his family, the Liberal Bee Jay player, his family, and the Bee Jay team as we tearfully try to cope with this tragic accident. Just as Kaiser has been an inspiration to all those around him, we pray for a miracle, we pray for healing, for a peace of mind, and pray that as a community, we can be an inspiration to all those dealing with this difficult situation. Just as Kaisers smile, attitude, love of baseball and life has brought the Bee Jays together, so has his current situation not only brought together once again the team, but also a city, state, and nation. Kaiser, we love you, are praying for you, and cheering for you. May God have mercy on, and Bless Kaiser, his family, the Bee Jay player, the Bee Jays, the NBC tournament, and the Entire City of Liberal.”
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