Woman hit by baseball can’t sue, court rules

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

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

Ms. 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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