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A deaf softball pitcher was kicked off Newbury College’s team. Now she’s suing

By Michael Levenson

2018 Kayla Finacchiaro
Kayla Finacchiaro stood on the athletic fields at Framingham State University in Framingham.

Kayla Finacchiaro started playing softball when she was 8, made varsity her freshman year at Natick High School, and her pitches can hit 60 miles per hour, placing her at the highest levels of collegiate competition.

She was also born deaf.

And because of that, she alleges, she was dismissed from the Newbury College women’s softball team, following a relentless campaign of mocking and abuse by the coach, who ultimately told her “you are no longer welcome here.”

Read more: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/04/26/deaf-softball-pitcher-was-kicked-off-newbury-college-team-now-she-suing/tVDD9fgaDedsfubeZErxxH/story.html?p1=Article_Trending_Most_Viewed

Source: Boston Globe

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