Sunday softball leagues are all about hanging out with old high school buddies or co-workers, drinking during the afternoon on a sunny summer day, and occasionally remembering it’s your turn to bat. Softball leagues are rarely taken too seriously and they’re always fun. Unfortunately, there’s always one asshole in the crowd.
A softball player died Monday after taking a blow to the head from a player on an opposing team over the weekend.
Daniel Andrews, 37, of Hilton played in his usual Sunday softball league at Forks Park off Manitou Road in Parma with his Pallet Express team. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, when the game was over about 2:30 p.m., Andrews was punched below the ear by a player from the opposing team, who then took off running.
Sheriff’s deputies arrested Sean Sanders, 27, of Irondequoit about 8 p.m. near Frisbee Hill Road in Greece, about a mile southeast of Forks Park. Sanders, who was on parole for assault, was charged with second-degree assault, a felony, said Cpl. John Helfer of the Sheriff’s Office. Helfer said Monday night that the Sheriff’s Office would work with the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office to determine whether the charge against Sanders will be upgraded.
Hopefully this Sean Sanders spends the better part of his days behind bars for this. It was bad enough that he punched the guy and then ran away, but with Daniel Andrews actually dying because of this, all we can hope is that Sanders gets what’s coming to him. Absolutely ridiculous.