Woman injured by broken bat at Fenway now in fair condition

Author: Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) – A woman struck by a flying bat at Fenway Park has been upgraded to fair condition.

Tonya Carpenter had been listed in serious condition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston since she was hit in the head during a game between the Red Sox and Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

A family statement released by the hospital Monday also said she is responsive. The statement thanks “everyone for their continued support,” including fans at Fenway Park, emergency responders and police, and her care team at the hospital.

Friends of 44-year-old Carpenter started an online fundraiser for her Sunday on the gofundme.com site, to help with her expenses. About $5,100 had been raised by Monday afternoon.

Carpenter was at the game with her young son and a friend.

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