Jericho Scott, a nine-year old pitcher who throws 40-mph gas (that’s heat when you are nine), is suing his Connecticut little league because they banned him from pitching.
“He is a very skilled player, a very hard thrower,” Peter Noble, attorney for the co-ed league, said. “There are a lot of beginners. This is not a high-powered league. This is a developmental league whose main purpose is to promote the sport.”
Scott’s team is 8-0 and murdering the rest of the league. Five of those wins have come on no-no’s from the fireballer.
After an August 13th thrashing, league officials told his coach to put someone else in. So, he put Scott at 2B for a game and then he returned to the mound a few days later. The team forfeited as opposed to facing his pitching.
Now, the whole team is joining in the lawsuit because the league wants to disband them. This is a great lesson for children: If you are up against someone in life that is much better than you are, just quit.