A young fan was hit by a broken bat in the fourth inning of Wednesday's Mud Hens game against Durham.
Pierce Mitchell, 8, of Hudson, Mich., was struck on the bridge of the nose by a bat that broke in the hands of Toledo s Jeff Larish.
Larish swung at a 2-2 pitch by Durham s Wade Davis and fouled the ball down the third-base line. But the barrel of the bat whirled down the first-base line and struck Mitchell on the face in the aisle behind the Bulls dugout.
The game was delayed 24 minutes to tend to the child.