Bat boy, 9, dies after being struck by bat

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Batboy, 9, Dies After Being Struck By Bat

A 9-year-old boy in Kansas died over the weekend following a fatal accident during a baseball game.

On Saturday, Kaiser Carlile, who served as a bat boy for the Liberal Bee Jays team, was running to bring a bat back to the dugout when a player accidentally hit him in the head while doing a practice swing.

Kaiser was wearing a helmet, which is required for bat boys, but the blow was too much.

Medics initially transported him from the field and took him to a hospital in critical condition where he died the next day.

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Kaiser Carlile, 9-Year-Old Bat Boy Hit in Head, Dies

Kaiser was supposed to start the fourth grade at an intermediate school later this month.

The team knelt down to pray moments after finding out that Kaiser had died.

Player Kaydon Simmons Instagrammed a photo of Kaiser:

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Bat boy, 9, dies after being struck by bat
In this Aug. 1, 2015, photo, bat boy Kaiser Carlile, 9, gets ready for a National Baseball Congress World Series baseball game between the Liberal Bee Jays and San Diego Waves outside the dugout in Wichita, Kan. Kaiser, who was wearing a helmet, was accidentally hit in the head during the game by a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle. He died on Sunday. (Earl Watt/Leader & Times via AP)
Chad Carlile cries for his son Kaiser as he holds his daughter Keirsie, 7, on his shoulders during a tribute to his son prior to a baseball game between the Liberal Bee Jays and the Seattle Studs at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita, Kan., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. Kaiser Carlile was accidentally struck by a bat near the on-deck circle Saturday and died from his injuries Sunday. (Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle via AP) 
Chad Carlile, father of Kaiser Carlile, high-fives the Liberal Bee Jays before a baseball game between the Liberal Bee Jays and the Seattle Studs at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita, Kan., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. Kaiser Carlile was accidentally struck by a bat near the on-deck circle Saturday and died from his injuries Sunday. (Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle via AP) 
Kiercy Carlile, 6, sister of batboy Kaiser Carlile, wraps her arms around Liberal Bee Jays' Luke Sherley prior to a baseball game between the Bee Jays and the Seattle Studs at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita, Kan., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. Kaiser Carlile was accidentally struck by a bat near the on-deck circle Saturday and died from his injuries Sunday. (Earl Watt/Leader & Times via AP)
Kaiser Carlile's grandmother Kim Carlile and cousin Kaylee Olson, left, point to the sky as his dad Chad with his sister Keirsie, 7, on his shoulders, and other family members honor his memory prior to a baseball game between the Liberal Bee Jays and the Seattle Studs at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita, Kan., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. Kaiser Carlile was accidentally struck by a bat near the on-deck circle Saturday and died from his injuries Sunday. (Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle via AP) 
Chad Carlile pounds his chest during a tribute to his son Kaiser, 9, prior to a baseball game between the Liberal Bee Jays and the Seattle Studs at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita, Kan., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. Kaiser Carlile was accidentally struck by a bat near the on-deck circle Saturday and died from his injuries Sunday. (Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle via AP) 
Nick Brooks, a first baseman for the Liberal Bee Jays baseball team, fights back tears during a news conference, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, to talk about the death of Bee Jays' bat boy Kaiser Carlile in Wichita, Kan. The National Baseball Congress suspended using batboys and girls during its World Series games in Kansas following Carlile'sdeath, who was accidentally hit in the head with a bat during a game on Saturday, Aug. 1. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP)
Liberal Bee Jays right fielder Micah Green walks Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, near the new banner in Wichita, Kan., that displays the initials "KC" in honor of Kaiser Carlile, the 9-year-old batboy who died Sunday after being accidentally struck by a bat Saturday. The Liberal Bee Jays faced the Seattle Studs on Tuesday wearing new jerseys with the 'KC' emblem in honor of their fallen batboy, and lost 4-2. (Earl Watt/Leader & Times via AP)

Kiercy Carlile, 6, sister of batboy Kaiser Carlile, hugs Liberal Bee Jays' Gavin Wehby after she threw out the first pitch at a baseball game between the Bee Jays and the Seattle Studs on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, in Wichita, Kan. Wehby was the first to hold Kaiser Carlile after he was accidentally struck by a bat near the on-deck circle Saturday; Kaiser died Sunday. (Earl Watt/Leader & Times via AP)

In this Aug. 1, 2015, photo, Liberal’s Gavin Wehby holds Bee Jays batboy Kaiser Carlile moments after the 9-year-old was accidentally hit in the head during a National Baseball Congress World Series game in Wichita, Kan. Kaiser, who was wearing a helmet, was struck by a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle. He died on Sunday. (Earl Watt/Leader & Times via AP)
In this Aug. 1, 2015, photo, the Liberal Bee Jays team kneels in prayer near the outfield gate opened for an ambulance to transport Kaiser Carlile to a hospital at a National Baseball Congress World Series game in Wichita, Kan. Bee Jays' 9-year-old batboy Kaiser Carlile, who was wearing a helmet, was accidentally hit in the head during the game by a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle. He died on Sunday. (Earl Watt/Leader & Times via AP) 
In this Aug. 2, 2015 photo, Liberal Bee-Jays teammates and staff gather after their game Sunday to remember Kaiser Carlile, their 9-year-old bat boy who died during a National Baseball Congress World Series baseball game in Wichita, Kan. The boy was hit in the head by a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle on Saturday. A league spokesman says Kaiser was wearing a helmet, which is mandatory. (Taylor Eldridge/The Wichita Eagle via AP) 
Kaiser, you were a little brother I never had. You took the field with us every game this summer. You were, and always will be a Bee Jay. No person or team could ask for a better bat boy. It is terrible to see you leave in such a way, but knowing your last moments were on the baseball field makes it easier through this whole process, because you were doing what you loved. It hurts to see someone so young and with so much heart pass like you did, but you are now in God's hands, and being the bat boy for the angels up above. We all love you, and you will be greatly missed. R.I.P. Kaiser Carlile
Pleasure being around this young man for a short time. Heaven gained an angel today, Rest in Peace Kaiser http://t.co/wbYMDpGgs9
The Liberal Bee Jays kneel in prayer after discovering the tragic news of Kaiser Carlile's passing after the game. http://t.co/OEMrHXiQrU
Just laying here in tears thinking about Kaiser and the @LiberalBeeJays.. My heart breaks for the team and the Carlile family #WinItForKC
He made an impact on every single person's lives, especially mine. He was an incredible kid. #havefun love you buddy http://t.co/UkHwjlY8i9
So thankful to have gotten to know you kaiser. You have moved the hearts of so many. We'll be missing you down here little buddy. #RIPKC 💔
Heaven just gained one heck of a bat boy.Kaiser you will be dearly missed buddy. #SaintNation please continue praying for the Carlile family
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