Baseball: A comeback story to admire


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Matt Hiserman, a graduate of Mission Viejo Capistrano Valley, spent four days in the intensive care unit in February after being struck in the head by a batted ball in practice pitching for the University of San Francisco. He suffered a concussion, and doctors didn’t know if he’d be able to return to class any time soon, let alone pitch again this season.

So there was Hiserman back on the mound for San Francisco on Saturday, culminating an amazing recovery. He threw four scoreless innings against Gonzaga.


Even more stunning is that Hiserman was coming back for the second time after being hit in the head. It happened also to him when he was a pitcher at Capistrano Valley.

He’s the son of Los Angeles Times assistant sports editor Mike Hiserman.

-- Eric Sondheimer