A 50-year-old youth baseball coach from Holbrook died after he was struck in the head with a baseball during warm-ups before a game in Yaphank over the weekend.

Suffolk County police officers responded to Baseball Heaven on County Road 101, where witnesses reported Richard Becher unconscious at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.

Bystanders performed CPR on the victim prior to police arrival. Becher was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he died shortly later.

Homicide Squad detectives are investigating.

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Timothy Bolger is the Editor in Chief of the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.