Pennsylvania Court Rules Woman Hit by Baseball Can’t Sue

January 3, 2014

A Pennsylvania appeals court says a spectator who was hit by a baseball at a youth tournament can’t sue the groups that sponsored the event.

The Superior Court says Tracy DeBrigida accepted the risks inherent in baseball when she attended the Lehigh County tournament where her son was playing. says the court ruled Tuesday.

DeBrigida was severely injured at the July 2009 tournament hosted by the Lehigh Valley Stealth Baseball Team and Lehigh Valley Baseball Academy. Court papers say DeBrigida and her family were sitting on a blanket behind the first base line when a wildly thrown baseball hit her in the face.

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