Alleged attack on umpire may lead to charges

A New London man may be charged criminally after allegedly attacking an umpire following a baseball game last month at Ripon College.

On Monday, April 15, the city of Ripon Police Department responded to a call of a battery that occurred following a game against Carroll University on the Ripon College campus.

On arrival, officers were informed one of the umpires that had worked the doubleheader baseball game had been struck in the face after the game by a party who had been in the stands during the game.

Statements from witnesses and victim indicated a male subject had been in the stands during the game. He allegedly was yelling at officials during the game and was unhappy about calls made by officials.

After the game, the subject approached umpires as they were leaving the playing field and the male subject allegedly struck one of the umpires in the face, causing injury to the umpire.

The male subject fled the scene and was identified when witnesses were able to obtain a licenses plate from his vehicle and additional witnesses also identified the subject.

Subsequent investigation of the incident identified the suspect as a 33-year-old New London, Wis. man.