MOULTRIE - Valdosta High School junior varsity baseball player Colton Shaw, 14, died on Thursday at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after being struck by a baseball during a game at Ike Aultman Field at Packer Park on Wednesday.
Shaw was sitting on the ledge in front of the visiting team's dugout as his team prepared to bat in the top of the sixth inning of the second game of a doubleheader.
An errant throw struck him in the head. He was quickly tended to by Colquitt County athletic trainer Ryan Kebler and emergency medical personnel who were at the game.
Shaw was taken by emergency helicopter to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where he was on life support until he died around noon on Wednesday.