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Florida boy hit in head with baseball

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UNDATED (NBC) - It was a tough day at the ball park for a 4-year-old boy from Florida that took a hard hit at a baseball game.

Debby Stotler says that ball hit by the opposing team hit her son Noah in the face at a Jacksonville Suns game. She says it happened so fast no one even noticed. EMTs checked him out at the stadium and he seemed fine.

"He didn't have any marks on him and he wasn't crying really," Stotler said.

However, after leaving the stadium, the boy started vomiting. Turns out, the ball shattered Noah's forehead, causing an epidural hematoma. The Stotlers rushed him to the hospital where doctors performed a craniotomy and put titanium plates and screws in his head to repair the damage.

Noah has had a lot of visitors at the hospital, including a visit from some of the Jacksonville Suns players and the mascot South Paw.

"Whenever he can and he's able, we are going to bring him out here and let him hang out with the players for a day and make him kind of a Sun for a day and be with the team," said General Manager Chris Peters.

Noah is expected to make a full recovery.

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