Arizona Little Leaguer Killed When Pitch Hits Chest
Posted by Shaun Dawson on June 6, 2011
This is a really sad story. Condolences to the family.
A 13-year-old Arizona boy was killed in a freak accident after a baseball hit him over the heart as he tried to bunt, officials in his Little League said Friday.
Hayden Walton went for the bunt during a game Tuesday night in the close-knit northern Arizona city of Winslow, said Jamey Jones, a Winslow Little League official.
“He took an inside pitch right in the chest,” Jones said. “After that he took two steps to first base and collapsed.”
He died the next morning at a local hospital.