|American Legion player dies after being struck in face with baseball
.c The Associated Press
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - An American Legion baseball player died Saturday after being struck in the head by a batted baseball the night before.
Brandon Patch, an 18-year-old pitcher for the Miles City Mavericks, was hit in the fifth inning Friday night. He was motionless on the ground for 20 to 30 minutes before being taken to a hospital. Later in the evening he was flown to Great Falls and put on life support.
A spokeswoman for Benefis Healthcare in Great Falls said Patch died early Saturday.
The game was completed, but a game scheduled for Saturday between the
teams was canceled.