OLIVETT, Mich. (WOOD) — The Olivet College baseball team returned to campus Saturday after one of their own players was shot multiple times after a game in New Concord, Ohio.
The player has now been discharged from the hospital and is recovering.
It happened around 7 p.m. Friday at the Muskingum University campus in New Concord, about 70 miles east of Columbus. Olivet just beat Muskingum 8-6.
According to Olivet College, after the game, the player was returning to the dugout at Mose Morehead Field to retrieve his belongings when “an incident involving an unknown individual with a firearm occurred.”
Muskingum University officials then ordered a campus lockdown before the suspect was taken into custody.
The player, whose name has not been released, was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He has since been released.
Police identified the suspect as Franklin Grayson, a 2021 graduate of Olivet. Police said there was no indication Grayson knew the player and there was no ongoing threat to him or the greater community.
The sheriff’s office has not yet released any possible charges against Grayson in the shooting.
Olivet College is about 20 miles northeast of Battle Creek. The team will not play its three remaining scheduled games at Ohio State as it returns to campus on Saturday.
“The college is in communication with the student-athletes and their parents and will continue to provide support in the coming days,” the school said in a statement. “This is a challenging time for everyone involved, and our focus is on supporting the student-athletes and staff. Please keep your fellow Comets in your thoughts and prayers.”