Talk about ball so hard. A woman in New Jersey is suing a Little League player after getting hit in the face with a baseball.
In a lawsuit filed in April, Elizabeth Lloyd claimed that catcher Matthew Migliaccio assaulted and battered" her, causing "severe, painful and permanent" injuries.
According to AP, Lloyd wants $150,000 in damages to cover medical costs, plus “pain and suffering.”
The ball incident went down two years ago, while Lloyd was seated at a table in the vicinity of a Manchester Little League game. Matthew, then age 11, allegedly threw the ball while he was warming up with a pitcher and the ball struck Lloyd.
Says Anthony Pagano, a lawyer for the Migliaccios, "I just think that it's disgusting that you have people suing an 11-year-old kid for overthrowing his pitcher in the bullpen. It's horrible this can actually happen and get this far. Ultimately, hopefully, justice will prevail."
Lloyd's lawyer hasn’t commented and Little League spokesman Steve Barr declined. Lloyd's husband is also suing for loss of "services, society and consortium" regarding his wife.
Migliaccio’s father adds: "It's absurd to expect every 11-year-old to throw the ball on target. Everyone knows you've got to watch out. You assume some risk when you go out to a field. That's just part of being at a game... Somebody else has to step in here and help us out. I just feel people should know about this, and maybe Little League can figure out a way to protect these kids."