PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey teen who died after he was hit in the chest by a baseball during practice has been laid to rest.
Thomas Adams' classmates and teachers lined the streets Tuesday as a hearse carrying his casket passed by Garfield High School, where he was a sophomore.
The American flag flew at half-staff. A sign board read: "You're always in our thoughts and prayers."
The 16-year-old was a catcher was practicing with his Paterson-based travel team when the accident occurred Friday. He went into cardiac arrest and died at a hospital about an hour later.
The Record newspaper reports his catching gear, including a chest protector, was turned over to the medical examiner.
Results of an autopsy are pending.