'Young fan' injured after being struck by baseball during minor league game

A child was hospitalized Saturday night after being struck by a foul ball during a minor league baseball game.

The Indianapolis Indians said in a press release a “young fan” who was sitting along the first-base side at Victory Field was struck.

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Witnesses reported seeing the child being taken away on a gurney, according to FOX59.

A child was struck by a foul ball along the first-base side on Saturday.

A child was struck by a foul ball along the first-base side on Saturday. (iStock)

The Indians’ on-side emergency medical personnel treated the child before they were transported to a hospital, according to the Indy Star. The child‘s condition was unclear.

“Our thoughts are with the entire family,” the team said in a statement.

The Indians extended safety netting along the first-base line at Victory Field in 2017. The team also has signs around the ballpark asking fans to stay alert.

The Indians are the Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates and play in the International League.

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The incident comes days after Chicago Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr.’s foul ball struck and injured a young girl at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

The incident led to players calling for additional safety nets around the field.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.