Fairview pitcher Ryan Madden is recovering well from a line drive that caught him just above the eye.
Fairview pitcher Ryan Madden is recovering well from a line drive that caught him just above the eye. (Daily Camera file photo)

Not too many people can take a line drive to the eye area and be simply fine and in good spirits shortly after.

Apparently Ryan Madden is one of those.

The Fairview pitcher was struck by a comebacker off the bat of Mountain Vista's Marc Mumper on Tuesday in the Knights' season-ending 4-2 loss. Madden, who has signed with Oklahoma, went down for a few minutes but eventually tried to talk his way back into the game before fleeing for the hospital.

His mother, Shelley, passed on the following message:

Friends, Family & Colorado Baseball,

Thank you for your outpouring of support and well wishes concerning Ryan. Each and every call, message and text meant a great deal to us. Thank you to the players and friends who stopped by the hospital and made our visit more palatable. We have met so many great kids and families through the years. What a great community we have. Colorado Baseball is family! Thank you ALL! Ryan is doing well and resting today. Everything (including follow-ups today) has checked out and all is good. He is only hurting over the season ending loss. Best of luck to the teams that remain in the hunt for the state title. Thanks again - See you around the Diamond.

The Maddens

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