WILLIAMSPORT, Penn. (ABC4) – After a day full of uplifting moments, Utah Little Leaguer Easton Oliverson, got up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom by himself causing him to fall on his butt and hit his head.
According to the Facebook page, Easton was not supposed to use the bathroom alone and received a CT scan to ensure there was no swelling in his head.
The Facebook page shared that results from the CT showed there was no swelling from his fall and it looked normal.
Utah Little Leaguer’s brother takes his place
August 18, 2022 / 2:38 P.M.
WILLIAMSPORT, Penn. (ABC4) – After a traumatic and emotional experience, things are looking up for the Oliverson family.
The crew took to Instagram Wednesday evening to share an exciting update. As Easton is injured and hospitalized, his younger brother, Brogan, has been invited to take Easton’s spot on Team Utah for the World Series tournament this Friday.
According to the family of four, prior to the Utah All Stars tournament, Brogan was chosen as an alternate player for the team. Now, Brogan will have the opportunity to play in his brother’s honor on August 19 at 1 p.m.
In a more recent Instagram update from the family, they shared that Easton’s “reaction was very emotional” when his parents shared with him the news of Brogan flying out to play with his team.
ORIGINAL STORY: Utah Little Leaguer wakes up from sedation
AUGUST 18, 2022 / 9:00 A.M.
WILLIAMSPORT, Penn. (ABC4) – After nearly two days of being sedated, the Utah Little Leaguer Easton Oliverson, began waking up Wednesday morning.
Oliverson, an outfielder and pitcher for the Snow Canyon Little League, is recovering from a fall off a bunk bed at the Little League World Series. The 12-year-old was rushed to a nearby hospital and later airlifted to have immediate surgery on his brain.
According to the family’s Facebook post, Oliverson is now awake and recovering, drinking from a straw and eating spoonfuls of pudding.
The post also shares that Oliverson was asked his name and age by the doctors and could answer them.
Oliverson’s family shares that Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts sent him a video sharing his support which brought tears to Easton’s eyes.
The Snow Canyon Little League, representing the Mountain Region, begins its first-ever Little League World Series Friday after a first-round bye. The team will take on the Southeast Region out of Nolensville, Tennessee at 1 p.m.