Wilmington boy, 12, dies after being hit by baseball
WILMINGTON, N.C. – A 12-year-old in Wilmington has died after being hit by a baseball during batting practice at school.
The Wilmington Star News reported that Alex Newsome died Friday afternoon while playing baseball at Roland-Grise Middle School.
The sixth-grader died after being taken to the hospital. Officials said Newsome was pitching when he was hit in the head by a line drive earlier in the day.
He was reportedly throwing from behind a pitching screen for protection, but had leaned slightly outside the protection area.
The boy’s coach and assistant coach performed CPR until paramedics arrived, according to the paper.
Source: The Wilmington Star News