VIDEO: First-Grade Baseball Game Erupts Into Massive Brawl Among Parents

Five adults were cited for disorderly conduct as a result of the violent altercation.

Lakewood, CO – A mob of brawling parents managed to ruin the rest of the season for two baseball teams of seven-year-olds, according to the local sports association board (video below).

The incident occurred at the Westgate Elementary baseball fields on June 15, the Lakewood Police Department (LPD) said in a series of Twitter posts.

“These coaches and parents, unhappy with a baseball game involving 7-year-olds and a 13-year-old umpire, took over the field and began assaulting each other,” the department said, according to KUSA.

Prior to the brawl, the young umpire warned both sides about using vulgar language, his parents told KUSA in an interview.

Someone believed that the teen should have ousted the people who were swearing from the game altogether, which ignited an argument that quickly turned physical, they explained.

The boy said he now “feels guilty [that] he could not gain control of the situation” so that the adults on the field wouldn’t have assaulted one another, a family member said.

But police said the teen did nothing wrong, and that the adults were the ones who lost control.

The first-grade matchup between the teams from Denver and Bear Creek ended abruptly as a group of adults began pummeling each other out on the field, the video showed.

Some of the children looked on in confusion, while others scurried away in fear.

None of the children were injured during the altercation.

At one point, a man in a white shirt and teal-colored shorts punched another man so violently, the victim was immediately knocked to the ground.

Police said they are still looking for the man who threw that punch.

"My heart is broken," said parent Lizmar Thurber, who recorded the footage. "My heart is broken for our children, both teams, that they had to experience this violence between adults."

Police cited five people in connection with the brawl, and additional citations may be forthcoming, KUSA reported.

Manuel Miramon Garduno, Manuel Miramon Garduno Jr., Darren Jearld Garduno, David Anthony Williams, and Earnest Gabriel Vigil were each cited with disorderly conduct.

The men range in age from 24 to 55, according to NBC News.

LPD Public Information Officer John Romero said it was “horrible” that “these parents and coaches decided to take it out on each other,” KUSA reported.

“You think it’s common sense to not do this at any sporting event, especially around kids," Officer Romero said. "It’s a good reminder for adults: Whether you’re a parent or not, you have these children who look up to you, think before you act.”

“You have 7-year-olds playing a baseball game and it's the parents that need to grow up," he told NBC News.

The Bear Creek Junior Sports Association (BCJSA) issued a statement on its website apologizing for the behavior of the individuals involved in the brawl.

“BCJSA has ZERO tolerance for this type of behavior....PERIOD,” the group noted. “We are embarrassed, ashamed and angry that this has taken place.”

The association ended the season for both teams early, and noted that all “coaches and parents identified participating in the incident are being removed indefinitely,” according to the statement.

You can watch footage of the violent altercation in the video below:

Comments (12)
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THEDUKE
THEDUKE

assholes

Bud
Bud

Why were they cited instead of jailed? This was more than simple DC it was more like mob action, and battery!

Grog
Grog

If anyone wonders what is wrong with the kids today, just look at their parents!

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

Useless feck’n humans!

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

Really not anything new. I remember my short stint in little league baseball, parents shouting obscenities at kids who made mistakes or at coaches or umps. Got a few hurled my way. Arguments, threats between parents. Was enough for me to say “not worth it”. Useless feck’n humans!

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

And people wonder what’s wrong with kids today. Just watch this video and it says it all. It’s a kids ballgame but you have these ignorant a$& parents acting like thugs.

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Great role models for the kids, smfh

Baam
Baam

They should BAN those parents who were involved in the melee for the rest of the season. Nothing has changed when it comes to parents acting like a-holes at their children baseball or football games and it's the kids who pay the price for parent behaving badly.

sanman899
sanman899

See what happens when you try and put a bunch of democrats together. This is a great example that depicts this Countries demise. WAY too many losers and selfish people.

DNW
DNW

Dear Lord, you would think it was the last game of the World Series.