Division II baseball player dies while razing makeshift dugout
HARRISBURG, Pa. — A university baseball player 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 College. He had been taking part in in a summer season recreation league that held its video games and practices in a park in Harrisburg.
The coach of Mercado’s crew had constructed a makeshift dugout there out of wooden on Sunday, however metropolis officers advised him it wasn’t allowed. Mercado was amongst a gaggle 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 dying an accident.
“Nothing criminal happened here,” metropolis spokesman Matt Maisel mentioned. “No charges will be filed against the coach. No charges will be filed against anyone. This is simply a tragedy.”