The college baseball world is mourning after the death of George Mason pitcher Sang Ho Baek, who was just 20 years old.
According to an announcement from the university, Sang died following complications from Tommy John surgery.
“We are devastated by the passing of Sang,” said George Mason baseball head coach Bill Brown in a statement. “Sang was an incredible teammate who was loved by everyone associated with Mason baseball. He will be missed and forever cherished in our hearts. Right now, our thoughts are with Sang’s family at this unbearably difficult time.”
TMZ Sports is reporting Sang suffered a blood clot following the surgery.
“After being informed by his family about Sang’s passing, we are heartbroken and extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends,” said George Mason Assistant Vice President/Director of Athletic Brad Edwards. “Sang embodied everything you would want from a student-athlete. He was an excellent student, dedicated teammate and friend to so many. We are committed to providing support and resources to Sang’s teammates and all those in the Mason family who loved him.”
A GoFundMe account has been set up to raise funds for Sang’s family.
The George Mason Baseball Team kindly asks for any and all contributions that you can make for the Baek family. Sang is missed dearly, and we want to help his family as much as possible https://t.co/kAndO9YuWk
— Scotty Morgan (@scottyboimorgan) June 17, 2021
Our deepest condolences go out to Sang’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult and tragic time.