Baseball dad/coach punches his own son? Can it be?


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  1. July 13, 2010 at 10:44 AM

    You heard it right, folks, a Pennsylvania youth baseball coach is facing a simple assault charge for allegedly punching his 9-year-old son in the face after the boy was ejected from a game.

    Police charged Ray Boudreau of suburban Harrisburg after he allegedly struck his son twice with a closed fist at a game this past Monday.

    Defense lawyer Brian Perry says Boudreau handled the situation poorly but struck the boy on the back. Boudreau has a hearing scheduled for July 27.

    Court papers say the umpire and scorekeeper called police, who arrested Boudreau at his Enola home. An officer says he observed redness on the boy’s face.

    As is usually the case, there is a lawyer involved and of course the attorney representing the coach said the incident isn’t what it seemed.

    According to Brian Perry of the Harrisburg- based firm Gover, Perry and Shore said Boudreau did not do what he is accused of.

    “Ray disagrees with what the witnesses saw,” Perry said. ” He did not strike his son in the face with a closed fist twice. But he agrees that he struck him in the back.”

    Perry says Boudreau spent Monday night in jail. He says the boy was ejected for throwing his helmet after being thrown out at third base.

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