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Posted: August 03, 2015

9-year-old batboy accidentally struck, killed at baseball game

Photo credit: KWCH 12 Eyewitness News / Facebook
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By Don Bishop

KRMG – Tulsa, Okla.

WICHITA, Kan. —

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Officials are investigating after a 9-year-old boy was accidentally struck and killed during a baseball game in Wichita, Kansas, Tulsa's KRMG reports.

Kaiser Carlile, a batboy for the Liberal Bee Jays, was hit in the head during a National Baseball Congress World Series game.

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The Wichita Eagle reports that Kaiser was struck by a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle on Saturday afternoon.

Baseball officials say the child was wearing a helmet.

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The home-plate umpire, who is also a paramedic, treated the boy until an ambulance arrived. The team announced the boy's death Sunday.

"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," the team said, according to CNN. "Please keep his family and our team in your thoughts and prayers."

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With the permission of the family, and with much sorrow and a very broken heart, I regretfully inform everyone that...

Posted by Liberal Bee Jays on Sunday, August 2, 2015

National Baseball Congress statement and comments on the passing of Liberal Bee Jays, Kaiser Carlile. The National...

Posted by National Baseball Congress World Series on Monday, August 3, 2015

The Liberal Bee Jays report their 9-year-old bat boy and super fan, Kaiser Carlile remains in intensive care at a Wichita hospital. We'll keep you updated as more information is available: http://bit.ly/1MC7MJk

Posted by KWCH 12 Eyewitness News on Saturday, August 1, 2015

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