9-year-old bat boy dies after accidental strike to head

A 9-year-old Kansas boy has died after he was accidentally struck by a baseball bat at a game Saturday afternoon.

Kaiser Carlile was going to retrieve a bat lying on the ground during the National Baseball Congress World Series at Wichita's Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. That's when witnesses say the on-deck batter did not see Kaiser and accidentally struck him in the head with a practice swing.

Players were seen praying for the child as he was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

The Liberal Bee Jays Facebook page posted a message informing the public of Kaiser's passing late Sunday night.

The post reads, "With the permission of the family, and with much sorrow and a very broken heart, I regretfully inform everyone that Kaiser Carlile passed away earlier this evening. Please keep his family and our team in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you all for the support during this ordeal!"

Kaiser was the only bat boy this season for the Liberal Bee Jays team.

If you would like to make a donation to the family to help cover his medical and funeral expenses, you can do so via their GoFundMe account here