Man collapses and dies while playing softball

AP News
Posted: Apr 24, 2011 3:53 PM
Man collapses and dies while playing softball

Authorities say 39-year-old man collapsed during a weekend softball game in north Mississippi and later died.

Lee County Coroner Carolyn Gillentine-Green said the man from the Dorsey community fell to the ground Saturday after rounding second base and later died. She did not immediately release his identity.

Gillentine-Green said the death appears to be of natural causes, but she plans to request an autopsy Monday.

The coroner said the man had no prior medical history and no known major illness. Part of the reason for the autopsy is to see if it was a sudden event, like a heart attack.