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Freak Baseball Accident Has Tragic Outcome

Posted July 9, 2000 7:00 a.m. EDT

— A freak accident turned a baseball game into a tragedy this weekend.

Two players collided while going after a fly ball.

Jonathan Bishop, 25, of Raleigh died while he was playing on the field, situated off Grill Road.

Officers said the teammates realized a collision was coming, and, in trying to avert it, Bishop landed on his neck.

Johnston County authorities have ruled the death accidental.

The other player was not hurt.