With great sorrow the Hertfordshire Falcons Baseball Club announce the passing of Kyle Hunlock, 22. He passed away after sustaining serious injuries in a tragic industrial accident in Ohio, USA.


Kyle joined the Herts Falcons for the start of the 2005 season and played until the end of his studies at the University of Hertfordshire in the summer of 2005, when he returned to his home in Ohio.


From the day he joined the club, Kyle became one of us and he will never be forgotten by those who knew him.


Kyle was a fantastic baseball player who played the game with great passion and commitment. In the short period of time which he spent in the United Kingdom with the Falcons he established himself as one of the best players to ever wear the Falcons shirt. A magnificent fielder who could do everything with the glove as well as a true slugger who put fear in the opposing pitchers and fielders every time he stepped to the plate.


During the Herts Falcons league game at the Richmond Flames on 15 July 2006, a minute silence was held in honour of Kyle. The Herts Falcons wish to extend a special thanks to the Richmond Flames who hosted the game and joined the Falcons in remembering Kyle.


Apart from playing for the Falcons, Kyle was also a member of the University of Hertfordshire American Football team, the Hurricanes. On 22 July 2006 the Hurricanes together with the University of Hertfordshire are to hold a memorial service which is to be attended by Kyle's family, the Hurricanes, the Herts Falcons and Kyle's many other friends in the United Kingdom.


Kyle's number 36 Falcons shirt has been retired and will be passed on to his family at the service.


Our heartfelt sympathy and condolences go out to Kyle's family.

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