Boy Stops Breathing After Being Hit by Baseball

Little Leaguer out of hospital after collapsing on field

A New Jersey boy who stopped breathing when he was hit in the chest by a baseball during a Little League game is home from the hospital.

Ian McGreevey is expected to make a full recovery.

His father, Ken, tells The Record newspaper it was “the best present” his wife could receive on Mother's Day.

The 8-year-old Northvale resident was playing on Saturday when he tried to steal third base and was hit in the chest by a ball thrown by the catcher. The boy collapsed.

The mother of a player from the opposing team, Maureen Renaghan, checked the boy's pulse and began performing CPR. She managed to get him breathing before paramedics arrived.

“I’m forever in her debt,” Ian’s mother Lisa McGreevy told the paper. “I thank God she was there because I don’t know what would’ve happened if she wasn’t.”

The third-grader will wear a heart monitor for the time being.

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