Baseball coach sues Board of Education

DARIEN — An assistant youth baseball coach is suing the Darien Board of Education and the town after, he said, an April 2014 incident at Darien High School left him with eye and facial injuries.

Anthony Gesualdi of Norwalk said in his suit filed in Superior Court that he was throwing batting practice for the baseball team he helped coach on April 24 around 5 p.m. when he was hit by a ball that came off a bat in an adjacent cage.

According to the suit, “The ball passed through an existing, sizable hole in the nylon mesh netting that separated the two batting cages, thereby constituting a dangerous and/or hazardous condition.”

The complaint states that at the time of the incident the Board of Education was “responsible for the adequate, proper and safe maintenance of the baseball batting cages located adjacent to the baseball field at Darien High School,” adding at least one member of the Darien Board of Education was made aware of the torn mesh before Gesualdi’s accident.

Gesualdi is asking in excess of $15,000 for injuries to his face and eye.;