Hearing continued for Silo baseball coach accused of throwing baseballs at players

By: Steven Powell
By: Steven Powell

BRYAN COUNTY, OK -- The hearing for a Silo baseball coach accused of throwing baseballs at players has been continued until January 7th.

Roy West was arrested for felony injury to a child in early September.

He was placed on administrative leave from Silo Public Schools and relieved of his coaching duties.

Wednesday a judge heard testimony from several witnesses including students who claim coach west intentionally hit them with baseballs during batting practice.

Many players and parents showed up wearing shirts and bracelets in support of the coach.

Ethan Hollowell, a Silo baseball player, said, "as you know there's been some controversy with some events that happened in baseball practiceI I believe we have some pretty good coaches as well as teachers and we've stayed pretty positive throught he whole thing. So we just have to take this step by step and see where it goes. I'd like to see him walk away from this a free and innocent man."

The prosecution declined to comment since it's an ongoing case.

A judge will ultimately decide at the end of the hearing if there's enough evidence to go to trial.

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