KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A trip to Kauffman Stadium landed a 4-year-old girl in the hospital with a skull fracture. The injury happened at Friday night’s game. Alexis Hoskey was sitting on the left field side with her parents when a foul ball hit her in the face. The ball was hit by Royals player Wilson Betemit.
“If he would have had his choice it would have been a homerun into the outfield it wouldn't have been a foul,” said Alexis’ dad Monte Hoskey.
The foul ball happened during the bottom of the 2nd inning.
“He hit a foul ball that was pretty much a line drive right at our seats; end up hitting my daughter right here on her head, within two to three seconds she just started screaming crying,” said Hoskey.
Hoskey said an usher took the family to a first aid area, but the family decided to take Alexis to the hospital.
“It ended up that she had a fractured skull and some blood on her brain,” said Hoskey.
Doctors believe she won't have any permanent damage, but it's made the family think twice about attending baseball games.
“I think everybody in the back of their mind knows it’s a possibility, but you don't think it could happen to you,” said Hoskey.
The team gave Alexis some souvenirs and the baseball, but they said they won't be picking up the hospital tab. The back of a game ticket states that the team isn’t responsible for injuries. Hoskey hasn't heard if the Royals plan to offer them any financial help.
“I would like to think that they would, but then again that is part of the risk you take by going to the game,” said Hoskey.
Alexis should be out of the hospital on Sunday.
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