HARRISBURG, Pa. (July 9, 2010)—Youth baseball coach Ray Boudreau of suburban Harrisburg, Pa., is charged with simple assault after his 9-year-old son was punched in the face for being ejected from a game.
According to court papers, Boudreau struck his son twice with a closed fist at the game Monday, but defense attorney Brian Perry says that while Boudreau handled the situation poorly, he actually struck the boy on the back.
Boudreau is scheduled to appear at a hearing on 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.
Perry says Boudreau spent Monday night in jail.
He said the boy was ejected for throwing his helmet after he was thrown out at third base.