A 9-year-old batboy who died after being accidentally struck by a follow-through swing in Wichita has been honored at the baseball team's first game since his death.
Kaiser Carlile was struck Saturday by a warm-up swing by a Liberal Bee Jays player near the on-deck circle during a National Baseball Congress World Series game. Kaiser died Sunday.
Kaiser's younger sister, Keirsie, threw a ceremonial pitch before Tuesday's game against the Seattle Studs. She and her father, Chad Carlile, embraced Liberal players, who wore jerseys with Kaiser's initials.
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The teams stood side by side in a moment of silence. A banner with Kaiser's initials was hung in his honor.
Commemorative baseball cards featuring Kaiser are available for a small donation. Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell said Kaiser would be remembered for his smile, dedication and love of baseball.