We've got some terrible news out of South Carolina this weekend. A second-year baseball player named Parker Neff, who had transferred from North Greenville University to USC Salkehatchie this past offseason, has died after collapsing on a baseball field on Friday night.
Neff, according to the Greenville News, was transported to the Allendale County Hospital, where he later passed away. An autopsy is reportedly planned for Monday.
Neff was just 21 years old at the time of his passing. He'd reportedly earned the starting shortstop role this season.
Neff's former program. North Greenville, tweeted out its condolences late Friday night.
"Just got heartbreaking news that a former member of our program, Parker Neff, passed away today. Parker was an awesome kid, always smiling, and was loved by all of his teammates. Please pray for his family, friends, and teammates during this impossible time."
USC Salkehatchie also tweeted out its condolences, offering emotional support for students on campus.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Neff's family and friends at this time.