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Liberal Bee Jays to unveil Kaiser Carlile statue

Kaiser Carlile sits in a dugout during a Liberal Bee Jays game earlier during the 2015 season. Carlile died Aug. 2 after being injured during a game a day earlier.
Kaiser Carlile sits in a dugout during a Liberal Bee Jays game earlier during the 2015 season. Carlile died Aug. 2 after being injured during a game a day earlier. Brock Kappelmann

The Liberal Bee Jays summer baseball team will debut a statue of 9-year-old bat boy Kaiser Carlile at its home opener June 3 in Liberal.

Kaiser died Aug. 2, a day after being hit in the head by a practice swing near the Bee Jays’ dugout.

Roy Allen, director of baseball operations for the Jayhawk League club, said the life-sized statue will reside at the stadium as a memory of the impact the boy and his death had on the Bee Jays’ community.

Liberal opens at home that night at 7 p.m. against the Kansas Cannons.

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