Tonya Carpenter is now listed in fair condition after getting hit with a broken bat at Fenway Park Friday night. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Woman hit by broken bat at Fenway Park upgraded to fair condition

June 08, 2015 - 12:04 pm

Tonya Carpenter, the 44-year-old woman who was struck by a broken bat at Fenway Park Friday night, has been upgraded to fair condition, according to a statement released by her family. Initial reports indicated that Carpenter had suffered life-threatening injuries, and her family said she was in a serious condition in a statement released Saturday. Fortunately, her condition has since improved. "Tonya is responsive, and her condition has been upgraded from serious to fair," her family said in a statement, according to NECN. "We would like to thank everyone for their continued support, especially the fans at Fenway Park, first responders, Boston EMS, Boston Police and her care team at Beth Israel Deaconess." The incident occurred in the second inning of Friday night's game when Oakland third baseman Brett Lawrie's bat shattered, sending a piece flying into the stands. The game was delayed for several minutes as Carpenter was carried off the field on a stretcher.