Cause of Death Released for Little Leaguer | News
The Clark County Coroner’s Office released Spencer Melvin’s cause of death Wednesday afternoon.
He died of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is a thickening of the heart muscle. It is a condition that is usually inherited. The 8-year-old Little Leaguer suddenly collapsed died on his way to a baseball game April 10.
Melvin's family was honored by the UNLV baseball team Wednesday afternoon. The family was on hand as Spencer's brother, Sam, threw out the first pitch at the UNLV game. They said the tribute was very touching.
“It is unbelievable. These guys who memorialized our son ... we're a baseball family, so this meant everything to us,” Bob Melvin, Spencer's father, said.
The UNLV baseball team also wore memorial patches on their uniforms. The patches are being sold to support the family.