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UNION CITY, Indiana (WTHR) -- The parents of an eight-year-old boy who died on a baseball diamond after being hit by a baseball are calling him a hero.

Erick and Georgiana Williams are asking all parents to hug their children tighter. They say they're determined to make sure their son's legacy lives on after this tragedy on the field.

It could have been anyone's child.

"He just fell to the ground and, I mean, I even yelled at him to get up," remembered Erick Williams, sobbing.

Dylan Williams went to into cardiac arrest after being hit by a baseball at practice on a Union City baseball field.

"He never came to for the time that I tried to get him up. He never came to," Erick said.

Erick was helping coach Dylan, who was part of an All-Star team set to play in a tournament this weekend.

"I couldn't even help, I couldn't help him. One of our dads tried, but nothing we could do," said Erick, recalling how the other father tried to give Dylan CPR.

Wednesday, Dylan's parents took him off life support at Riley Hospital for Children, but not before they donated several of his organs.

"That's what he would have wanted. He's a great kid," said Erick.

The family said doctors had no answers for their questions.

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