By Brad Locke/NEMS Daily Journal
UPDATE: Chris Stratton’s dad, Lee, says Chris is out of the hospital and will stay in Salem, Ore. for awhile until he is released by the doctor to fly. More in Thursday’s NEMS Daily Journal newspaper.
Former MSU pitcher Chris Stratton was hospitalized overnight after being struck in the head with a line drive during batting practice.
He was standing behind second base at the time.
His father, Lee Stratton, said last night, “We believe he will be OK.” This morning, Lee said Chris is no longer nauseated but still has some dizziness.
Stratton, a first-round pick by San Francisco, has been pitching for Salem-Keizer (Ore.) of the short-season Northwest League.