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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  • by Jessica Location: Granbury,Texas on Sep 5, 2007 at 10:36 AM
    I THiNK iT iS S0 SAD THAT WE L0ST J0SH FANT G0D BlESS HiS FAMiLY =[[.i WENT T0 THE ST0RE THE 0THER DAY JUST T00 SEE THAT THERE iS H0SH FANT'S PiCTURE HANGiNG UP ASKiNG FOR D0NAT0NS =[.i DiD N0T KN0 HiS BUT JUST i PRAY!
  • by Losing trend Location: grayson on Sep 1, 2007 at 11:36 AM
    this is a tragedy for Josh, his family and friends. The Problem is...other families suffer this same type loss of their youth. Why is it youth sports must suffer this types of loss ? Most persons raised in Texas know there is threat of eminent death in exercising in the sun, out of doors, mid-July thru mid-September . Why do responsible adults in charge of youths not seem to know this ? most group sports collectives have them doing the hardest exercise at the WORST possible time of the Texas seasonal year. seems to me something more level and sane ALL year might be saner. Unless school sports training is on the importance level of the national armed forces. Seems a win HAS reached that level of import to SOME because this has gotten to be a relatively common occurrence. there needs to be more awareness of responsibility by the school officials at the highest levels. pretty sure these folks send their youths to practice expecting them to return home as healthy and happy.
  • by John Location: Denison on Aug 30, 2007 at 12:47 PM
    Just a reminder to all, that it doesn't have to be 100 to be affected by heat stroke. Warm temps with high humidity can produce serious and deadly consequences and occur with no warning. Hopefully, all college, high school, select and recreational coaches will make sure their players are taking the necessary breaks and hydrating properly. Our heartfelt sympathy to all of Josh's family and friends.
  • by Cindy Location: Area on Aug 30, 2007 at 11:37 AM
    God Bless his family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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