A fan was taken out of PNC Park on a stretcher Monday after she was hit in the back of the head with a foul tip during the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs game.
The fan appeared to be walking back to her seat behind home plate when she was hit by a ball fouled off by Cubs' Stalin Castro, according to reports and video of the incident.
A safety net is in place, but it seems it did not stop the full force of the ball, according to video and reports.
Delay here as a ball was fouled back to netting and injured a fan in front row, who was too near netting for it too stop the ball— Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) April 21, 2015
Ball did not go through netting but on replay a fan took a foul ball to the back of head. The fan is still receiving medical attention— Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) April 21, 2015
Stretcher has been brought down for fan 17 minutes after the contact.— Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) April 21, 2015
Twenty-three minute delay. Fan was taken off on a stretch.— Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) April 21, 2015
Awaiting word on condition of fan. She was lying down, obstructed by seating & people. Restricted on stretcher. Looked bad. Hope she's OK— Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) April 21, 2015
Both teams tweeted well wishes for the fan after the scary moment. The official MLB account retweeted the Pirates' message.
A scary moment here in the 2nd as a fan is hit with a foul ball. Our thoughts and prayers are with her tonight.— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) April 21, 2015
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Play resumes in the 2nd inning. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the fan who was injured by the foul ball.— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 21, 2015