With Marin Catholic pitcher in coma, questions raised about aluminum bats

Posted by Staff Writer Eric Branch:
Marin Catholic pitcher Gunnar Sandberg was placed in a medically induced coma last week after he was struck by a line drive during a scrimmage.
The incident has raised existing safety concerns about the use of aluminum bats in high school. They have been outlawed in New York and North Dakota.
I plan to write a story on the issue, speaking with coaches, players and state officials.

Here’s an overview of Sandberg’s injury, including information on Marin Catholic’s win against Drake on Tuesday in which both teams used wooden bats.

Here’s the latest on Sandberg’s condition.