In Castle Rock, Colorado, which is located about thirty miles south of Denver, police have charged three parents, including the town prosecutor, with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct after a fight during a youth baseball tournament put a player in the hospital.
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The defendants insist they were trying to protect their children.
Shannon Carlson and her son said they were trying to dispute an umpire's call when the fight broke out, according to the police report.
The boys got into an argument, and Ausmus claims Andrew Carlson attacked her child from behind. She said her 16-year-old son was hospitalized with a concussion.
"I hit him (Carlson) as hard as I could, as many times as I could, to get him off my kid," Ausmus said. "He suffers constant headaches still from the concussion."
Carlson says he was defending his 15-year-old son from Ausmus' son.
"This kid is assaulting my son and I pulled him off," Carlson said. "Then this lady just started attacking me. She attacked me and started punching me three or four times in the face. Then she went after my wife, punched her, pushed her over a bench."
"It's really unfortunate for the kids that play," police Lt. Tim Gorman said. "You're taking the whole fun part of it out."
It seems like I do some kind of disturbing Little League article every few weeks anymore. What exactly is this world coming to when you can't even go to a kids baseball game without something ignorant transpiring during the course of it? It's pretty sad.