Sheriff: Man punched youth league umpire over disputed call

In this undated photo released by the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Alberto Escartin Ramos is shown. Authorities in Florida say the man is facing a felony charge for punching an umpire over a disputed call after a Little League game.

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — In a story Nov. 18 about a youth baseball umpire being punched, The Associated Press, citing a sheriff’s office news release, incorrectly identified the victim as a “Little League umpire.” The victim works for a local youth baseball league, not the Pennsylvania-based nonprofit organization Little League Baseball.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Authorities in Florida say a man punched a youth baseball umpire and broke his tooth over a disputed call after a game.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release Monday that 22-year-old Alberto Escartin Ramos was arrested on a charge of felony battery of a sports official.

Deputies say Escartin Ramos disagreed with a call the umpire made during a game Friday night.

Deputies say after the game Escartin Ramos went to the clubhouse to complain to the umpire and started screaming at him. When the umpire asked Escartin Ramos to leave, they say he punched the umpire in the face, breaking a tooth and cutting his lip.

The online court docket showed no attorney for Escartin Ramos. He was released from jail on a $1,000 bond.

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