Little Leaguers Dressed In Uniform Line Streets To Honor Teammate Who Died Leaving Field

10-year-old Mississippi Little Leaguer, Lane Rogers, died tragically when he was struck by a falling tree limb while leaving the field during a storm delay. The entire community of Byhalia was rightfully in shock at the loss of its teammate and friend in such a bizarre tragedy.

In a gesture to pay homage to Rogers, hundreds of Little Leaguers in Byhalia and other chapters across the region dressed in uniform and came together to line the streets for Lane’s funeral procession. According to Memphis Fox affiliate WHBQ, Little Leaguers from as far as Tennessee made the trip to honor the boy.

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Just another reminder to squeeze the ones you love, bros.

[H/T USA Today]

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