Parent sues Branford LL because son was hit in the face

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

From the files of you cannot make this up, a parent is suing a Little League in Connecticut because his son was hit in the face, according to the New Haven Register. Miguel Torres is suing Branford Little League in Superior Court in New Haven, Connecticut.

Torres alleged that the league was “negligent” after his son was hit in the face. He also alleges that the umpires were not properly trained.

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The lawsuit alleges that there were “no umpires were scheduled to oversee a game organized by the Branford Little League in October 2018.” The complaint also alleges that the game had a “single, untrained and non-uniformed” person serving as an umpire.”

“The plaintiff, (the child), while participating in said game, entered the batter’s box, in anticipation of taking his at bat, and upon entering said batter’s box, but before he was ready, the pitcher threw the ball from the mound, and struck the plaintiff in the face,” Barone wrote in the complaint.

The child allegedly suffered facial fractures among other injuries, which will likely need surgical intervention,” Barone said.

In addition, the lawsuit alleges that Branford Little League along with Little League Connecticut District One we’re responsible for this matter. Torres also claims that there is no policy in place to “prevent games from moving forward without trained umpires.”

The lawyer and Torres allege that the umpire “failed to warn the pitcher not to throw (the baseball) before the child was struck.”

Torres and his representatives are seeking more than $15,000 in damages.

The legal process will have to run its course in this matter. Being that the claim is more than a year old, that may not bode well for their case.

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