WACO, Texas — A Little League batter rose after being hit in the head to comfort the angry pitcher who threw the pitch during a Little League regional tournament game Tuesday in Waco, Texas.
The dramatic scene unfolded during a Little League Southwest Regional Playoff final.
Right-hander Kaiden Shelton of Pearland, Texas, faced hitter Isaiah Jarvis of Tulsa, Oklahoma Tuesday when a 2-0 pitch escaped him and slammed into Jarvis’ helmet. Jarvis fell to the ground clutching his head as his worried trainers rushed to his aid.
After a few moments, Jarvis’ head cleared enough to walk to first base unaided. Meanwhile, Shelton stood on the hill and stared at the ground in tears over what had happened.
After a moment, Jarvis walked over to the hill, wrapped his arms around Shelton and said to him, “Hey, you’re doing great. Shelton’s teammates and coaches gathered around the pair to collectively comfort the young right-hand man.
The gesture elicited a standing ovation. Pearland beat Tulsa 9-4 and advanced to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania starting next week.
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