Ryan sophomore shortstop Manny Torralba is much better today after taking a hard grounder to the face, according to Ryan head coach Bret Warnack.
During the fourth inning of Ryan’s 10-3 loss to Coppell, the game was irrelevant for a few minutes.
Torralba dived to his right for a hard groundball. The ball took a hop and hit Torralba in the face, leaving the sophomore face down in the infield dirt for a few minutes. The crowd was silent for a few minutes until Torralba was helped to his feet by his teammates.
The sophomore tweeted this out last night:
Just got out the hospital nothing major. Thanks to everyone keeping me in their prayers. God is good
— MTIII (@MannyTorralba) March 29, 2014
“He was pretty woozy when I got out there,” Warnack said last night. “We just took him in. I wanted to make sure we got him in and got him checked out and made sure everything’s OK.”
He was taken to the hospital last night for precautionary reasons. Warnack said Torralba’s CT scan came back clean and was sent home last night to sleep in his own bed. Warnack said Torralba will be fine. It looked pretty serious last night, so it’s great to hear that the shortstop didn’t suffer anything to serious. Torralba’s teammate, Cade Kennedy, knew his buddy was going to be fine.
I said "Manuel, what is your name?" And he replied slowly, "Manuel." That's when I knew he be okay
— Cade Kennedy (@CadeKennedy3) March 29, 2014
The Raiders are no strangers to bizarre and terrifying incidents. Last year, pitcher Josh Mears took a line drive to the head during a freshmen game. He’s back on the roster this season.