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Minor-league pitcher accused of throwing ball into crowd pleads not guilty

Updated: November 13, 2008, 9:44 AM ET
Associated Press

DAYTON, Ohio -- A Peoria Chiefs minor-league pitcher accused of throwing a ball that hit a fan in the head during a bench-clearing brawl has pleaded not guilty.

An attorney for 21-year-old Julio Castillo submitted the written plea Thursday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court in Dayton, Ohio.

Castillo was indicted last month on two counts of felonious assault.

Castillo, who was pitching for the Chiefs against the Dayton Dragons, is accused of throwing a baseball into ...

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