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Meridian Pitcher Recovering After Being Hit in Face by Line Drive vs Delgado

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Meridian, Mississippi junior college true freshman pitcher Josh Curtis is recovering after being hit in the face by a line drive off the bat of Delgado’s Bryce Adams Saturday.

Curtis suffered several fractures of the face, including one below the eye in the scary incident at Meridian.

Meridian head coach Dillon Sudduth said doctors are optimistic they will be able to save all of Curtis’ teeth. Sudduth said Curtis hopes to attend Saturday’s doubleheader against Delgado at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium.

“My heart dropped as soon as I hit it,” said Adams.

Delgado head coach Joe Scheuermann said when Curtis went down, he feared the worst.

“I really thought the young man was dead,” said Scheuermann. “I asked my trainer does he have a pulse.”

Sudduth asked a reporter to thank the Delgado team and staff for the kindness and consideration.

“They were first class in every way,” said Sudduth.