A fan is carted off the field after getting hit in the head with a bat and suffering serious injuries. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Fan leaves on stretcher after being struck by a broken bat, reportedly suffers life-threatening injuries

Mike Petraglia
June 05, 2015 - 4:01 pm
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In a scary moment at Fenway Friday night, a fan was struck and bloodied by a broken bat that flew two rows deep into the stands behind the A's on-deck circle. With one out and none on in the top of the second, Brett Lawrie grounded out to Dustin Pedroia. But in the process of the swing, the bat shattered and struck the unidentified woman in the face. The Boston Globe reported that the injuries were life-threatening. The fan appeared to have a large gash over her left eye. Emergency personnel responded immediately and attempted to apply a neck brace but the fan was still moving around in obvious pain. After Josh Reddick grounded out to end the inning, the game was held up for five minutes as the fan was put on a stretcher and wheeled onto the infield warning track and out of Fenway in front of the Red Sox dugout. There was no immediate update on the condition of the fan from the team. Boston police spokesperson Rachel McGuire told the Boston Globe that the woman was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. McGuire also indicated that the woman was sitting with her husband and son at the time. "As soon as I hit it, I had to get out of the box," Lawrie said. "I was at first base. I saw some commotion kind of behind home plate and whatnot, and then I didn'€™t really know because I was running the bases and whatnot. Then in between innings is when things kind of got serious and realized there was a bit of an issue. Hopefully everything is OK and she'€™s doing all right."  

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