BURLINGTON, NC (WFMY) - Six-year-old, Bentley Paschal has an Atlanta Braves-themed bedspread, but a game-used bat from a Burlington Royals player will soon graze his wall.
Bentley has cerebral palsy and is a huge baseball fan, regularly going to Royals games with his family. After the July 4th game, his mom got a ball so he could get player autographs. Outfielder Montae Bradshaw chatted with Bentley and told him to meet him at the front gate.
"Bentley told him that was a great hit at the third base line," said Ashley Loy, Bentley's mom. "You could tell by [Montae's] face, it tickled him that Bentley knew the game."
Bradshaw then made Bentley's holiday by giving him his game bat, the same one he got two hits with that night.
"He just said 'thank you so much,'" Loy said of Bentley. "The bat's not hanging on his wall right now, but it will be soon."
Bentley lives in Haw River.