A 19-year-old faculty baseball participant tragically died in Pennsylvania this week … after officers say he was significantly injured when a dugout collapsed on him.
The story is horrifying … Central Penn School infielder Angel Mercado-Ocasio, a freshman, was serving to a youth baseball league at a park in Harrisburg on Monday afternoon — when tragedy struck.
In accordance with Metropolis of Harrisburg spokesperson Matt Maisel, Mercado-Ocasio was working to take down a makeshift dugout that had been illegally constructed on the area … however a part of it fell all of a sudden, touchdown on the baseball participant.
The teenager sustained important wounds and was rushed to the hospital … however Maisel stated he sadly handed away at 11:12 PM Tuesday.
“Our Central Penn School household is devastated by the lack of Angel,” Central Penn School President Linda Fedrizzi-Williams wrote in an announcement on Wednesday. “As associates who've turn out to be household, we're mourning the heart-wrenching lack of one in all our personal, a promising younger athlete who senselessly misplaced his life whereas serving to others benefit from the sport he beloved a lot.”
Fedrizzi-Williams stated the baseball staff was capable of say its goodbyes to Mercado-Ocasio on Tuesday … including, “No phrases can adequately categorical our anguish.”
Mercado-Ocasio performed in 17 video games for Central Penn School this season, recording two hits, two RBIs and 7 stolen bases.
He final suited up for the staff simply days in the past … on Could 6.