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Parents of Boy, 11, Hit in Head by Ball Sue Aluminum Bat Maker

Posted Dec 7, 2010 5:32 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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The parents of an 11-year-old pitcher who was struck in the head by a line drive earlier this year are suing the maker of the aluminum bat with which the ball was hit.

In the federal lawsuit they filed today, Robert and Cheryl Schutter of Mokena, Ill., say the bat made by Easton-Bell Sports Inc. could hit balls at dangerous speeds, reports a Chicago Tribune Breaking News post.

They are seeking unspecified damages on behalf of their son, Jake, who allegedly suffered brain damage and a loss of hearing in one ear.

The article doesn't include any comment from Easton-Bell.

Related coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Bat-Maker Must Pay $850K to Family of Player Killed By Baseball"

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