Tournaments : : Story
Sunday, October 23, 2011

Tigers teammates collide, doing well

David Rawnsley        
Photo: Perfect Game
Sometimes Baseball isn't just that important. In the bottom of the 4th inning of the Baseball U and Dallas Tigers game Sunday morning on Blue Field #7, Tigers' outfielders Jared Wilson and Conner Fikes, ironically senior teammates at Rowlett High School in Texas, were involved in a violent collision while chasing a fly ball in right field.

It was immediately obvious that both players could be seriously hurt and multiple calls to 911 were made by both parents at the game and Perfect Game staff. The Blue Quad Athletic Trainer reached the scene within 1 to 2 minutes and went to work at once to stabilize the unconscious Fikes. He was soon joined by the Athletic Trainer from the Red Quad, plus EMT's arriving by ambulance and fire truck and local police. A helicopter was called to rush Fikes to the hospital by air and lifted off from the Blue 7 outfield approximately 20-25 minutes after the collision.

We are thrilled to report that both Connor Fikes and Jared Wilson are doing well. Fikes is being held overnight in the hospital for observation and has been diagnosed with a severe concussion but fortunately nothing worse. Wilson was transported to the hospital by car and treated for a mild concussion and broken nose and released.

Perfect Game would like to profusely thank all those involved who provided care and assistance to these two fine young players and young men. From the trainers to the EMT's to the police and helicopter pilot, their professionalism and training was obvious to all and an inspiration to everyone, as we all know that a similar misfortune could strike any of us at some point in the future.

Now back to fun and excitement of Baseball again.....
Most Viewed Related Articles
Weather Update - Jupiter
Update for playing conditions at the WWBA World Championship. READ 
World Championship Pool Preview
Pool-by-pool the teams, and talent, of the 2017 WWBA World Championship are previewed, as Will Banfield will look to emerge a... READ 
2017 Underclass World Bracket
Bracket READ 
WWBA World Championship Bracket
Bracket READ 
Recent Related Articles
World Championship Day 4 Notes
PG All-American outfielder Joe Gray, Jr. continued his hard-hitting ways at the 2017 WWBA World Championship as one of the to... READ 
Freshman World Day 3 Notes
Live-armed righthander Austin Grause stood out on Sunday at the 2017 WWBA Freshman World Championship and is one of several t... READ 
Dirtbags freshmen reign supreme
The Dirtbags capped off a perfect week on Monday in West Palm Beach winning the 5th annual WWBA Freshman World Championship a... READ 
Canes Prospects rule in Jupiter
The Canes Prospects outlasted the FTB/SF Giants Scout Team in a 9-inning championship game, surviving a long day Monday to wi... READ 
World Championship Day 3 Notes
Jonathan Gates was very sharp in his two-inning outing for the FTB/SF Giants Scout Team on Saturday as they moved to 2-0 in t... READ 
Freshman World Day 2 Notes
Miguel Tejada, Jr., son of the former big leaguer, continues to display an exciting overall profile as one of the prospects t... READ 
 

About Perfect Game :: Contact us :: Terms of Use :: Privacy Policy :: Site Map :: Testimonials
Copyright 1994-2017 by Perfect Game. All rights reserved. No portion of this information may be reprinted or reproduced without the written consent of Perfect Game.