Bat boy, 9, dies after hit in head by swing at baseball game

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A 9-year-old bat boy has died after he was accidentally hit in the head during a National Baseball Congress World Series game in Kansas.

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/19eansu ) says that the general manager of the Liberal Bee Jays team, Mike Carlile, confirmed late on Sunday the death of Kaiser Carlile.

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 team played a game on Sunday, winning 8-0.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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