Complications From Tommy John Surgery Leads To Tragic Death Of College Baseball Player

George Mason pitcher Sang Ho Baek tragically passed away due to complications from Tommy John surgery, the school announced.

George Mason Director of Athletics Brad Edwards said the university is heartbroken and extends their deepest condolences to his family and friends.

“Sang embodied everything you would want from a student-athlete. He was an excellent student, dedicated teammate and friend to so many,” Edwards said. “We are committed to providing support and resources to Sang’s teammates and all those in the Mason family who loved him.”

George Mason baseball head coach Bill Brown said the program is devasted by the news.

“Sang was an incredible teammate who was loved by everyone associated with Mason baseball,” Brown said. “He will be missed and forever cherished in our hearts. Right now, our thoughts are with Sang’s family at this unbearably difficult time.”

Baek recently completed his freshman season with the George Mason baseball team where he appeared in seven games for the Patriots and made his collegiate debut against UMBC at Spuhler Field on March 12.

Baek reportedly suffered a blood clot after the surgery. He was 20 years old.

A GoFundMe has been created and the page states all proceeds will be given to the Baek family.

Written by Megan Turner

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