Friends, family, coaches, and teammates are still mourning the loss of a 12-year old Tarboro boy who was killed in a hunting accident last December. James Parker was honored Wednesday night at opening day of his baseball team in the Parks and Recreation Little Tarheels League.
Police say Parker was accidentally shot December 28th by his uncle, 30-year-old Jason Parker, while on a family hunting trip in Wake Forest.
In honor of Parker, his sisters threw out the first pitch, and a jersey was presented to his family.
The Vidant Health team is feeling the void Parker left.
"Used to seeing the little short blonde headed kid with blue eyes running around on the field, big smile on his face, and this year, it just hasn't been like that," said Parker's baseball coach Keith Williams.
Each of his teammates are wearing his number 6 on the sleeves of their jerseys this season.