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Drilled on the Mound

Smith Pitching

On Aug. 6, former Tremonton resident and Bear River High School baseball player, Danny Smith, 24, was hit near the temple by a line drive. He was pitching for the Brigham City Peaches at Smithfield Blue Sox field and had no time to react. The blow knocked him unconscious but he walked off the field, refusing treatment.

Shortly after, he felt nauseous and went to the Logan emergency room where doctors discovered he had two skull fractures, as well as bruising and bleeding on the brain.

His wife Natalie, who witnessed the line drive, said, “I was terrified, I thought my worst nightmare had come true—I thought he was dead.”

She handed their one-year-old son to a friend and ran onto the field. By the time she got there Danny was conscious but loopy. A doctor on scene assessed him and said his vitals were fine.

Natalie plead with Danny to go to the hospital for peace of mind. When he started feeling sick, they realized something was wrong and went to the emergency room.

Find out more about his Danny’s remarkable recovery in this week’s Leader.  A video of the line drive can also be seen at





1 comment for “Drilled on the Mound

  1. Vicki Vazquez
    August 19, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    I am Danny Smith’s Aunt from L.I. N.Y. writing in to say you wrote a great story about my Nephew. I have called him “Bam-Bam” (Flinstones) since he was a Baby because of his strength,determination,& skill this kid has had since day One! He was like this “Super-Hero” “Tarzan” Baby! God Bless him! I am so Proud of the Husband & Father he has become! Go Danny !! Love, Aunt V.

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