DIAMOND, Mo. (AP) - A 7-year-old boy who was hospitalized after being hit by a foul ball at a Missouri college baseball game is recovering at home and preparing to throw out a first pitch at the same stadium where he was injured.
Dawson Hirshey, of Diamond, suffered a brain bleed after he was hit by the ball during an April 13 at a Missouri Southern State University baseball game.
The Joplin Globe reports Dawson returned home last week after spending weeks at a Kansas City hospital. He wears a special hat to protect the spot where part of his skull was removed and walks with the help of a leg brace while continuing occupational and physical therapy.
Dawson will throw out the first pitch Friday at a Joplin Outlaws' game at Joe Becker Stadium in Joplin.
Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com