AWFUL: 9-Year-Old Bat Boy Killed After Being Hit In Head By On-Deck Batter

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Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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Kaiser Carlile, a 9-year-old bat boy, has passed away after being hit in the head by a swinging on-deck batter at a National Baseball Congress World Series game.

According to eyewitness Jim Parks, “[the on-deck batter] was swinging, and it hit [Carlile] in the helmet, knocked him down. He got back up, but he went right back down again,” KSNW-TV reports.

The Liberal Bee Jays, the team Carlile was the bat-boy for, released the following statement after the accident.

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!

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Carlile family.

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