“Baseball and softball are loved by millions of kids. Recently, an 8-year-old Meridian boy with a deep passion for the game died from a congenital heart condition nobody knew he had.

His name is Oliver Burns, and he loved to practice at Play Deep Academy in Boise.

“He loved baseball — he was Mr. Baseball. They (fellow children) called him Ollie. Just a great little baseball player. He played second base and he just loved coming to the (batting) cages,” said David Haws, owner of Play Deep Academy.”

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