There was a very scary moment Thursday during the Missouri-Georgia baseball game when Missouri outfielder Cade Bormet collided with a brick wall while pursuing a foul ball.
With Missouri leading 4-3 in the top of the fourth inning, Bormet chased a ball into foul territory and according to reporters on the scene, slid full speed into the brick wall, which included an impact with his head.
Paramedics rushed to the scene and Bormet after the right fielder remained down, and he had to be carted off the field on a stretcher. He was able to give a thumbs-up signal as he left the field.
Prayers up for Cade Bormet 🙏 pic.twitter.com/I1MUCKWeaR
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) May 4, 2018
Paramedics have brought a stretcher on to the field for injured #Mizzou RF Cade Bormet. Bormet looked to have knocked his head into the brick while sliding to catch a foul ball. Was traveling full speed. Scary situation pic.twitter.com/8h0h2E6kBf
— Andrew Carlson (@andrew_carlson2) May 4, 2018
UPDATE: According to Theo DeRosa of the Columbia Missourian, Bormet broke a couple of bones in his face, including the orbital bone. He will remain in the hospital overnight.
Bormet is a freshman from San Antonio, Texas. He was batting .269 on the season and had 7 RBI prior to the game on Thursday night. Missouri is 30-15 on the season and 9-12 in SEC play. Thursday night was the first game of a three-game series with Georgia.