MSU coach not charged

Published 2:04 am Tuesday, June 23, 2015

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors have decided against filing charges after a Michigan State softball player said one of her coaches intentionally hit her with two balls.

Twenty-two-year-old senior outfielder Alyssa McBride says the coach twice hit her with pitches during practice. McBride says it happened after she made unflattering comments about the struggling program. She says she was struck in the left arm and on a wrist.

The Detroit Free Press reports that Ingham and Isabella County prosecutors reviewed police investigations and declined to file charges.

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Michigan State spokesman Jason Cody says the school’s internal investigation should conclude within a few weeks. He says any decision about coaches will await the probe’s results.

McBride started 50 games this season for the Spartans and had a .371 batting average.