Pennsylvania Jury Awards $1.7M to Injured Little League Player Hit by Foul Ball

A Pennsylvania jury has awarded $1.7 million to a Little League player who was hit in the head by a foul ball in the dugout on the day before his 12th birthday.

His lawyer says Zachary Hoffman sustained a traumatic brain injury when he was struck at Chadwick Field in Sewickley, Penn., in 2015. Alan Perer argued the dugout was not properly protected by a fence.

A jury found the Pittsburgh suburb and the Avonworth and Quaker Valley Athletic Associations responsible for the now-14-year-old’s injuries.