Remembering Josh Fant

By: Daniel Gotera Email
By: Daniel Gotera Email

GAINESVILLE, Tex. -- An 18-year-old college baseball player has died after suffering heat stroke during the first day of workouts at North Central Texas College.

School officials say Josh Fant collapsed Monday while jogging near the end of the practice.

According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office, the freshman pitcher died Wednesday night at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.

Granbury High School coach Pat Watson says Fant played on Granbury’s varsity team for three years and pitched in district playoff games in 2006 and 2007.

Fant is the second North Texas junior college athlete to collapse and die this year.

Grayson County College men's basketball player Mike Ndiribe collapsed during halftime of a game with Hill College in February. Ndiribe was pronounced dead shortly thereafter at a Hillsboro hospital.

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