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Freak “Oak Tree” Accident Lands Hewitt Baseball Star in Hospital Fighting for His Life

Published 06/08/2023, 3:26 PM EDT

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Anything can happen during a game of baseball. Most recently, an incident involving an oak tree has stunned the baseball world. The baseball community is already going through a tough time. As losing a couple of MLB legends was not enough, another saddening news has come up. In an unfortunate incident, Grayson Pope, a rising superstar in the baseball sphere from Hewitt Trussville High School, was seriously injured.

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This incident took place when a tree fell on the golf cart, which Pope was driving on Tuesday afternoon during a thunderstorm. It was shocking news for baseball fans. As this update came up, they joined in, wishing the young star a speedy recovery. The baseball Twitter fraternity has also added their prayers.

Pray for Gray is the call as young baseball fights for life after a serious incident


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Prayers have poured in for the young baseball star, Grayson Pope, who got severely injured after an accident. Hewitt Baseball shared a post requesting everyone to pray for the injured player. They shared, Please pray for @GraysonPope2 Pray for his family. Pray for all of the doctors and nurses that will be with him through this process. We need all of our Hewitt family to pray!”

Pope is undergoing treatment at the hospital. He has been kept under observation for brain injury. Multiple tests will be done, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to determine the impact and scale of the injury.


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According to, Pope’s teammates were accompanying him at the time of the incident. They pulled the injured player out from the wreckage of the golf cart that was fully damaged after the injury. As this news spread, everyone, including the school students, prayed for his speedy recovery.

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Pope committed to playing baseball for the University of Tennessee in his sophomore year. His high school coach, Jeff Mauldin, terms him as one of the committed players and a special kid. He adds, “His locker is the first one I see when I walk in. And there’s Gray, with a smile on his face. He brightens everyone’s day, the way he loves baseball, the way he loves life. People are drawn to him, and I think that’s a testament to his parents.”

As the class of 2025 star fights for his life, the whole baseball is rallying back for the player with prayers for his speedy recovery.

Baseball fans join in the call for prayers for a speedy recovery of Grayson Pope!

All baseball fans have come in to let their support for the future star. Reacting to the call for prayers of his speedy recovery, fans have blended in their hands.


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It is a tough test for the whole baseball community. They have joined hands with his family and friends, wishing a speedy recovery for the injured player.

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Saurabh Saini

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Even after having an engineering background, nothing stopped Saurabh Saini from following his passion and writing about sports. With a sound knowledge of American sports, Saurabh specializes in baseball. Before joining EssentiallySports, Saurabh has written around 800 articles spanning MLB, NFL, and NHL.

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