Chaffey’s Brendan Hornung improving after scarey incident on field

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Chaffey College sophomore pitcher Brendan Hornung is on the road to recovery after a scarey incident last Wednesday.

He was on the mound in a game against Los Angeles Harbor last Wednesday when he was struck on the right temple with a line drive.

Panthers coach Jeff Harlow said it was a direct shot without the pitcher even being able to get a glove up to deflect the blow.

Hornung was transported by ambulance to Kaiser-Ontario, then moved to Kaiser-Fontana where he had immediate brain surgery.

Mother Sandy said Monday her son is improving. He is up taking short walks down the hall and can carry on a conversation although he tires quickly. If he continues to improve he could be released within a couple of days.

The players’ mother also credits the Chaffey coaching staff for their quick actions, possibly saving her son’s life.