CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Former Southeast Missouri State University baseball player Broc Kreitler has settled a lawsuit over an injury he suffered during a practice.
The Southeast Missourian reports that the terms of the settlement weren’t disclosed in court records. Kreitler had sought “fair and reasonable” damages in excess of $25,000.
The lawsuit said Kreitler was pitching behind an L-shaped pitcher’s screen during a March 2015 practice when a ball hit by a teammate bounced through a hole in the screen, striking him in the face. The suit accused the university of “negligence,” saying he suffered “permanent and progressive injuries.”
The university’s attorney, Al Spradling III, said in a court document that Kreitler failed to check the screen’s ties and straps to make sure they were properly attached.