Luke Holko can say "more" and "no."
Dr. Micah Baird of Akron Children's Hospital says verbal communication is a sign that Luke's brain is making new nerve connections to overcome tissue that was destroyed by the ball's impact.
Luke's long-term prognosis remains uncertain, but he's reached a series of milestones this month, learning to crawl, sit and roll on his own.
Luke was struck while attending a doubleheader at the home of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, a Class A Short-Season affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The injury spurred fans to donate $24,000 to help the family with medical bills.