MISHICOT, Wis. — Sheriff's officials say an 8-year-old boy has died in eastern Wisconsin after getting hit in the head with a baseball.

Authorities say first responders were called to a home in the Manitowoc County town of Mishicot Wednesday afternoon where the boy was struck while playing baseball and collapsed.

He was taken to a hospital in Two Rivers where he was pronounced dead. Manitowoc County sheriff's investigators say the incident was an accident.