In 2010, when he was just 11 years old, Manchester Little Leaguer Matthew Migliaccio overthrew his intended target during warm-ups and accidentally nailed a woman who was sitting nearby square in the face.
It was an unfortunate incident, obviously, but certainly not the first or last of its kind.
Two years later, the woman on the wrong side of that misdirected heave, New Jersey's very own Elizabeth Lloyd, has filed a lawsuit seeking $150,000 in damages (plus, reportedly, pain and suffering) over what transpired.
According to Yahoo! Sports, Lloyd wants $150,000 in damages related to medical costs incurred as a result of her injury. She claims that -- even though he has consistently maintained it was purely accidental -- Migliaccio's act was intentional and led to "severe, painful and permanent injuries."
Basically, she’s suing a 13-year-old for assault and battery over a bad throw he made at age 11.
But it doesn’t stop there.
Lloyd’s husband has also apparently filed suit against the Migliaccios – claiming that his better half's injury resulted in the loss of "services, society and consortium of his wife."
Predictably, the defendants and their representatives are shocked that it’s even gotten to this point.
"I just think that it's disgusting that you have people suing an 11-year-old kid for overthrowing his pitcher in the bullpen," Anthony Pagano, who is representing the Migliaccio family, told the AP. "It's horrible this can actually happen and get this far. Ultimately, hopefully, justice will prevail."
Matthew’s father is similarly befuddled at what’s happened.
"The whole thing has almost been surreal," Bob Migliaccio, Matthew's father, told the AP. "We keep thinking it's just going to go away, and then a week and a half ago a sheriff shows up at my door to serve my son the papers.
"It's absurd to expect every 11-year-old to throw the ball on target. Everyone knows you've got to watch out. You assume some risk when you go out to a field. That's just part of being at a game."
According to ABC, a court date for this case has not yet been set.