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.

VIDEO: More on the story below

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:

See more photos of Kaiser and reaction to his death:

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Bat boy, 9, dies after being struck by bat
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 đź’”
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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