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VIDEO: Fans struck by wild baseball bat during San Diego Padres game

Fans hit by wild baseball bat during Padres game
Fans hit by wild baseball bat during Padres game
Posted at 6:38 PM, May 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-04 21:46:29-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A scary scene unfolded after a wild baseball bat made its way into the seats of Petco Park Thursday.

A fan was struck in the ninth inning of the San Diego Padres's matchup with the Colorado Rockies this afternoon after Padres catcher Hector Sanchez sent a bat flying into the stands.

The fan, who's identity was not released, was seen being escorted from her seat with her head bandaged. She was brought to an awaiting wheelchair as a precaution.

The woman is said to be doing fine but was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Another fan was also reportedly struck by the bat but didn't appear to immediately be escorted from their seat, as the woman was.

“We never want to see anybody injured while enjoying a game at Petco Park. The guests who were struck by Hector Sanchez’s bat in the 9th inning have received medical attention and been transported to a local hospital," the San Diego Padres said in a statement following the game. "Both were in good spirits and their injuries do not appear to be serious."

The Padres said the field's backstop netting was extended last season in accordance with Major League Baseball recommendations. 

"Any injury at the ballpark warrants evaluation and discussion of current practices," the team said.

The Padres went on to lose in extra innings, 3 - 2.