Little Leaguer Sued by Woman Over Thrown Ball
MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A 13-year-old Little League Baseball player is facing a big-league sized lawsuit from a woman who was hit in the face by a baseball at a 2010 game.
According to the report from the Asbury Park Press, 45-year-old Elizabeth Lloyd of Manchester, N.J., is seeking over $500,000 in damages in connection to the incident at a Manchester Little League game in May of 2010 when she was hit in the face by a baseball thrown by then-11-year-old catcher Matthew Migliaccio, who was warming up a pitcher at the time.
At the time of the incident, Lloyd was sitting at a table near the bullpen at the Little League facility. According to the lawsuit, Lloyd contends that Migliaccio intentionally threw at her, causing permanent injuries.
“He throws his best fast ball over the bullpen into the picnic area, striking my client in the face,” said Lloyd’s attorney, Riaz A. Mian. “Life is now different for my client.”
“I ran over to see if she was all right,” Migliaccio told the Asbury Park Press. “She said she was OK. I was just on with warming the pitcher up, and I was not horsing around.”
An attorney for Migliaccio and his family called the lawsuit frivolous and “disgusting.”
“Because a kid was throwing a baseball in a bullpen session, he is forced to retain counsel,” said family attorney Anthony Pagano.