Ben Rohrbach sports.yahoo.com
It's important to teach young ballplayers to remain in the batter's box in such situations, but one Dallas area instructor took that lesson a step -- or one giant leap -- too far.
Ron Santos, a select baseball league coach in his mid-20s, was sentenced to 15 days of jail, a $500 fine and 18 months of probation for assault with bodily injury after firing fastballs at a 15-year-old youth baseball player in a sadistic session that he reportedly argued would "teach players how to take a pitch," according to CBS 11 News (h/t Big Lead).A Waxahachie, Texas native, Santos allegedly hurled roughly 15 pitches between 60-80 miles per hour at the teenager, inflicting bruises on the kid's arms, legs and back.
"The coach was standing approximately 50 feet off from the batter and was throwing hardcore baseballs — intentionally throwing them at the batters — at the kids," Ellis County Sheriff's Office Lt. James Saulter told WFAA-TV.to read more click here: sports.yahoo.com
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