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Red Sox Coach Doug Hunolt assists Tate Kirchner with the catcher’s equipment Friday evening at their machine-pitch baseball game at Cosmo Field. The Parks and Recreation department provides safety equipment to players in order to prevent injuries during play.

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Experts: Proper instruction, safeguards help keep players safe

Stories abound of children being hurt while playing summer sports like baseball, but local experts say the sports are actually relatively safe with proper safeguards.

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