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Discussion: Pitcher hit by line drive

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Aug. 5, 2013
skip_6
Men's 60
15 posts
Pitcher hit by line drive
I hit the pitcher from Code Electric 60's AA with a line drive in Raleigh on Sunday. I would like to know how he is doing. I feel awful about it. Were out there playing a game we all love and hate to see anyone get hurt. Someone please let me know if he is ok. Thanks
Aug. 6, 2013
TJ Bako
2 posts
The pitcher for Code Electrics name is Don Rich. He was evaluated by EMS personel at the complex and he chose to be released. I talked to him yesterday and he said the area is a little tender to the touch. He is going to play next weekend in Manassas Virginia
Aug. 7, 2013
skip_6
Men's 60
15 posts
Thank you TJ, I'm glad Don is ok. I was worried about him.
Aug. 9, 2013
Ceres
63 posts
What kind of protective equipment was Don wearing?
Aug. 9, 2013
Jetboy
62 posts
"What kind of protective equipment was Don wearing?"
I'm going to suggest 'not the right kind'.
Aug. 11, 2013
skip_6
Men's 60
15 posts
He was hit in the heart area of the chest. I'm just glad he's alright. It gave me a real sick feeling. It could of turned out a lot worse.
Aug. 12, 2013
Ceres
63 posts
TJBako or Don, Can you tell me what safety equipment was worn.
Aug. 12, 2013
TJ Bako
2 posts
Don was not wearing any safety gear. He is however looking for a Motorcycle chest protecter to wear when pitching. We played in Manassas the following weekend and he wore a expanding wrap around his torso area. The ball hit him in the stomach area below the rib cage. One of our other pitchers was hit in the ankle in Manassas this past weekend. It was very sore and swollen but xrays showed nothing broken.
Aug. 13, 2013
Miterbox24
5 posts
Here's what I wear. Provides protection but doesn't effect swing or playing the field.

http://www.evoshield.com/Baseball-Heart-Guard-and-Chest-Protection-Shirt-p/a100.htm

Mike
Sept. 16, 2013
capp22
3 posts
skip_6 Iím really glad to see you have the compassion to come here and inquire about Don. Itís very unfortunate that he was injured. I am not aware of any kind of protection for the chest/stomach area, but that EvoShield looks promising. Iíve only begun to familiarize myself with protective headgear. There seems to be a lot of improvement in the design of these kinds of helmets. For example the pitching masks on this website http://www.pitchershelmet.com/ look like a great solution. Hopefully one day safety regulations will include masks/helmets.
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