Watch CBS News

Woman Hit By Bat At Fenway Park Remains In Serious Condition

BOSTON (CBS/AP) — A woman hit by a broken bat at Fenway Park during a game between the Oakland Athletics and the Boston Red Sox on Friday night remains in serious condition at a Boston hospital.

Tonya Carpenter was struck in the head by Oakland player Brett Lawrie's bat as she sat near the field between home plate and the third base dugout.

A spokeswoman for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Hospital says Carpenter's condition is not expected to change Sunday.

Her family said in a statement released by the hospital Saturday they are "grateful to all who have reached out with thoughts and prayers."

Lawrie sent flowers and a card to Carpenter, The San Francisco Gate reported. 

A fan is attended to by medical staff after she was hit by a broken bat during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics in the second inning at Fenway Park on June 5. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

A GoFundMe page was established seeking to raise $120,000 for Carpenter's recovery.

The family said they wanted to thank "fans and first responders who leaped to Tonya's aid, who gave her a fighting chance."

Forty-four-year-old Carpenter, of Paxton, Massachusetts, had posted a Facebook photo from the game before the accident. A friend said Carpenter was there with her son and a friend.

(TM and © Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2015 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.