OLIVETT, MI. — An Olivet College baseball player suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound after Friday night’s game at Ohio State.
The unnamed player was returning to the dugout to retrieve an item after the game and was involved in an incident with a man with a gun. The player was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released to his parents.
The suspect is now in custody.
In that game, Olivet defeated Muskingum 8-6 for its first win of the season after starting the campaign with a 12-game losing streak.
Olivet College Executive Director of Communications and Marketing Michelle McCauley released the following statement to FOX 17 on Saturday:
“Last night after our game at Muskingum (OH) University, there was an incident where a team member returned to the dugout to retrieve a forgotten personal item. This was followed by an incident involving a man with a firearm who we understand is currently in custody. The Comet baseball student-athlete suffered non-life threatening injuries and was treated at a local hospital and is now in the custody of his parents. The rest of the team are safe, spent the night safely in their hotel and are now returning to Olivet. Games scheduled for Saturday and Sunday have been canceled.
The College is in communication with the student-athletes and their parents and will continue to provide support in the coming days. This is a challenging time for everyone involved, and our focus is on supporting student-athletes and staff. Please keep your fellow Comets in your thoughts and prayers.”