• In this Aug. 1, 2015,  photo, bat boy Kaiser Carlile, 9, gets ready for a National Baseball Congress World Series baseball game between the Liberal Bee Jays and San?Diego Waves outside the dugout in Wichita, Kan. Kaiser, who was wearing a helmet, was accidentally hit in the head during the game by a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle. He died on Sunday. (Earl Watt/Leader & Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Coach, teammates fondly remember Kansas bat boy who died

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Members of a semi-pro Kansas baseball team say the 9-year-old bat boy who died after being accidentally hit by a follow-through swing was energetic and hard-working, and had a nearly constant smile.

  • In this Aug. 1, 2015,  photo, Liberal’s Gavin Wehby holds Bee Jays batboy Kaiser Carlile moments after the 9-year-old was accidentally hit in the head during a National Baseball Congress World Series game in Wichita, Kan. Kaiser, who was wearing a helmet, was struck by a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle. He died on Sunday. (Earl Watt/Leader & Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Boy, 9, injured after hit in head at baseball game

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The National Baseball Congress suspended using batboys and girls during its World Series games in Kansas following the death of a 9-year-old boy who was accidentally hit in the head with a bat during a game.