Utah player continues to recover from fall

Easton Oliverson, a member of the Mountain Regional Team who was injured in an accident in the team’s dorms, was honored during the opening day of the 2022 Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Aug. 17, 2022. DAVE KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette

Easton Oliverson, the 12-year-old Little League player from Utah injured in a weekend fall from a bunk bed at the Little League World Series complex, continues to recover from the ordeal.

Oliverson, LDSLiving.com reports, is no longer in a medically induced coma and was able to answer questions about himself.

“We have received so many prayers on Easton’s and the family’s behalf,” Spencer Beck, Easton’s uncle, told LDS Living on Wednesday.

Some of the prayers are coming from his favorite Major League Baseball player — Mookie Betts.

The right fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers reached out to Oliverson on Facebook, according to PennLive.com.

“Hey Easton it’s Mookie Betts,” the Major League player’s message to the injured 12-year-old read, according to PennLive.com. “I just want you to know that we are praying for you, thinking of you and I hope to see you soon my man.”

Meanwhile, Little League replaced the bunk beds with single beds after the incident, reported KSL.com, the website of Salt Lake area news radio stations.


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