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Baseball participant killed whereas tearing down dugout

Associated PressMay 26, 2023, 10:37 AM ETHARRISBURG, Pa. — A college baseball player died after he was struck in the face when a makeshift dugout he was helping to dismantle collapsed on him this week.Angel Mercado, 19, was a middle infielder who had just completed his freshman season at Division II Central Penn College. He

Baseball participant killed whereas tearing down dugout

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Could 26, 2023, 10:37 AM ET

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A school baseball participant died after he was struck within the face when a makeshift dugout he was serving to to dismantle collapsed on him this week.

Angel Mercado, 19, was a center infielder who had simply accomplished his freshman season at Division II Central Penn Faculty. He had been enjoying in a summer season recreation league that held its video games and practices in a park in Harrisburg.

The coach of Mercado’s workforce had constructed a makeshift dugout there out of wooden on Sunday, however metropolis officers advised him it wasn’t allowed. Mercado was amongst a bunch of gamers dismantling the construction Monday afternoon when it unexpectedly collapsed and he was struck within the face.

Mercado suffered a traumatic head harm and was taken to a hospital, the place he died Tuesday. The Cumberland County coroner’s workplace dominated the demise an accident.

“Nothing prison occurred right here,” metropolis spokesperson Matt Maisel stated. “No expenses will likely be filed in opposition to the coach. No expenses will likely be filed in opposition to anybody. That is merely a tragedy.”

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