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.