BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. --Witnesses say a Little league coach in southern New Jersey slapped a 17-year-old umpire who had ejected him from the game. Berkeley Township police say 43-year-old Thomas Murphy was given summonses for simple assault and simple assault at a sporting event in the presence of children under 16. Thursday's game between the Little League Dodgers and Mets included players who ranged in age from 10- to 12-years-old. Detective Sgt. Jim Smith tells the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/ZEaF4v ) there was an argument about a call on the base paths and the coach smacked the teenage ump in the ear after the umpire threw him out of the game. The umpire didn't require medical treatment.
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