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Parents Sue Baseball Bat Manufacturer

A manufacturer of baseball bats has been sued by the parents of a boy who suffered brain damage after being by a baseball while pitching a game in Illinois in May.

The lawsuit, filed by Robert and Cheryl Schutter, alleges that Easton-Bell Sports Inc. makes aluminum bats that are inherently dangerous because they are capable of hitting baseballs at very high speeds.

They claim that their 11-year-old son, Jake, was pitching a game in Hecht Park when he was hit in the head with a line drive that was hit with an aluminum bat.

As a result, Jake suffered permanent brain damage and hearing loss in his left ear.

The suit seeks unspecified damages against the company, which supplies the official equipment to Little League Baseball and Softball.