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Little Leaguer Easton Oliverson injured in horrific fall gets big support

Team Utah receive a rapturous standing ovation from the crowd as teammate Easton Oliverson recovers from a skull fracture in a nearby hospital, heading into a match on Friday It took a pre-game act of solidarity from the opponent in Little League's World Series.

Team His Tennessee players and coaches removed their caps and put on Team His Utah hats before the first pitch. They all signed a hat for Oliverson, a 12-year-old boy who was traumatized earlier this week after falling from a bunk bed in the players' dormitory.He is improving and has exceeded doctors' expectations, the family said in a statement.

· Oliverson's father, Jace, was awarded Easton's #LLWS participation medal.

The family continues to seek your thoughts and prayers as Easton recovers.

— Little League (@LittleLeague) August 19, 2022
championship team from Santa Clara, Utah before a baseball game against Nolensville, Tenn., at the Little League World Series Friday.
Easton Oliverson

During the pre-game ceremony, Easton's father Jace, the Snow Canyon All-Star assistant coach, presented the participants' medals before entering the dugout. Easton's younger brother, Brogan, took his brother's position on his 14-player roster in Utah as an injury stand-in. It was more than a symbolic gesture, as Brogan was already listed as one of the team's replacement players. also had a "Team Easton" sign.

Oliverson spoke with the team's manager on his FaceTime before the game.

"It was nice to hear his voice," Mark Ens told reporters in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Ens revealed that his MRI of Oliverson returned to normal Wednesday night. On Friday morning he went to bed on his own and went to the bathroom.

"I'm not familiar with the recovery process for injuries like that," Enns said. And they feel that prayer is working. ''

team his Tennessee to a huge lead as soon as the game started, but the Little League World Series is in a double-elimination format. Our coaching staff works hard to ensure that our teammates enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

"I'm a kid, so I'll be back soon," Enns said. "They had fun here and kept busy. It was definitely stressful for the parents, but the kids are doing well."

Information from the Associated Press was used