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He took an inside pitch right in the chest," Winslow Little League official Jamey Jones told the AP. "After that he took two steps to first base and collapsed
The pitch reportedly struck the middle schooler in the chest, directly over his heart. That stopped his heart entirely; a condition medically referred to as commotio cordis
Originally posted by Jebediah
reply to post by lcbjr1979
This story is tragic, but not preventable. I don't understand why this boy allowed himself to get hit in the chest. Every player I've ever dealt with has been taught repeatedly to roll away from an inside pitch from day one.
Winslow Little Leaguer Hayden Walton was struck in the chest by a pitch as he went to lay down a bunt on Tuesday night
Originally posted by TheImmaculateD1
If a ball is flying at your chest traveling north of 125 mph and hits right above your heart it may not break any ribs or damage and nerve fibres but it will force the heart to stop and that is what causes a fatal heart attack.