High school baseball player dies after being hit by wild pitch

By Calvin Palmer

A Missouri high school baseball player has died after being struck by a wild pitch.

Doctors at St John’s Hospital declared 16-year-old Patrick Clegg brain dead last night. He was taken off a respirator today and his organs were removed for donation, in accordance with his wishes, said a hospital statement.

The Waynesville High School junior was batting in a game at Lebanon on Tuesday when he turned his back to avoid being hit by a pitch. The baseball hit him on the back of his head just below his helmet and he collapsed.

The school’s athletic director Josh Scott said school employees were restrained from commenting.

[Based on reports by the Associated Press and Springfield News-Leader.]

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One response to “High school baseball player dies after being hit by wild pitch

  1. Jarris and Joann

    To the family and friends of Patrick Clegg, may
    GOD be with you. You are all in our prayers. We are so very sorry for your loss.

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