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IN BRIEF : Coach's Son Hurt Sliding Into 3rd

May 01, 1989| From Times wire services

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — A Baldwin-Wallace College baseball player was in critical condition after surgery for a neck fracture suffered while sliding head-first into third base during a game at Otterbein College, a Baldwin-Wallace spokesman said.

Guy Fisher, 21, was recovering from surgery at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville, said Kevin Ruple of Baldwin-Wallace. "He had some feeling in his hands and his arms," Ruple said today. "There was nothing from the waist down." Doctors said there was a high possibility that Fisher would be paralyzed from the waist down, Ruple said.

The accident occurred in the seventh inning of Sunday's first game at Otterbein when Fisher, trying to reach third on a wild pitch, collided with the third baseman, Ruple said. The business major and honors student is the son of Baldwin-Wallace baseball Coach Bob Fisher, Ruple said.

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