Boy, 9, injured after being hit in head during baseball game

BY foxsports • August 2, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. -- A 9-year-old bat boy is hospitalized after being hit in the head during a National Baseball Congress World Series game.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the boy was struck by a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle on Saturday afternoon. A spokesman for the National Baseball Congress says the child was wearing a helmet, which is mandatory.

Home-plate umpire Mark Goldfeder, who is a longtime paramedic, treated the boy until an ambulance arrived. The boy was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

The boy was a bat boy for the Liberal club. The team's general manager Mike Carlile identified the boy as Kaiser Carlile.

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