Community Rallying Around Brain Injured Baseball Player

(WILX) – Nine days ago a bath high school baseball player went through the scariest day of his life. During a game against Portland St. Patrick, an on-field collision led to a traumatic brain injury. Playing baseball is one of the things Cooper Gardner loves most in life.

While his collision on April 21 is keeping him from his passion, a group of community members are coming together.

Kris Gardner, Cooper’s Dad, said, “I didn’t know. I was really scared. He was out for over 40 minutes, and I really thought I lost him.”

While cooper was playing 2nd base in a game against Portland St. Patrick, he lowered his head to catch the ball and make the tag on another player — but the two collided instead. CONTINUE