Bat Boy Hit In Head During Game Dies - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

News

Bat Boy Hit In Head During Game Dies

Posted: Updated:
Kaiser Carlile, 9, was accidentally hit by a bat in a game this weekend. Kaiser Carlile, 9, was accidentally hit by a bat in a game this weekend.
WICHITA, Kansas -

A 9-year-old bat boy hit in the head during a National Baseball Congress World Series game Saturday has died.

The Bee Jays, of Liberal, in southwest Kansas, announced Kaiser Carlile's death on their Facebook page. "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!" said the team's president, Nathan McCaffrey.

Witnesses told CBS Wichita affiliate KWCH-TV Kaiser was running to retrieve a bat on the ground near the on-deck hitter, who didn't notice him and accidentally hit him on the head with a practice swing in Wichita's Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

Kaiser was wearing a helmet, as the league requires.

"Right before he fell, the umpire and the base player both rushed up and caught him before he hit the ground," witness Malachi Lingg told the station. "They caught him and just set him on the ground, and they all clustered around him quickly. It was really silent. Everybody was quiet."

The team took a moment to gather in a circle and pray as an ambulance took Kaiser to a hospital.

Home-plate umpire Mark Goldfeder, a longtime paramedic, treated Kaiser until the ambulance arrived.

And a Bee Jays player posted his thoughts on Instagram, saying, "Kaiser, you were a little brother I never had. You took the field with us every game this summer. You were, and always will be a Bee Jay. No person or team could ask for a better bat boy. It is terrible to see you leave in such a way, but knowing your last moments were on the baseball field makes it easier through this whole process, because you were doing what you loved. It hurts to see someone so young and with so much heart pass like you did, but you are now in God's hands, and being the bat boy for the angels up above. We all love you, and you will be greatly missed. R.I.P. Kaiser Carlile."

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.

Links

Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.