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Little Leaguer praised for his display of good sportsmanship and compassion

Little League Pitch

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The best part of the Little League World Series are the acts of sportsmanship that remind us all what baseball is about at its purest form.

Tuesday’s Southwest Region championship game provided a touching moment between opponents following a scary scene on the field in the bottom of the first inning.

After Oklahoma batter Isaiah Jarvis was struck in the helmet by a errant pitch from Texas East’s Kaiden Shelton, the pitcher was clearly distressed as he was crying on the mound.

Jarvis wasn’t hurt badly and eventually took first base after taking the hit. But Shelton was shaken up by letting his pitch get away, and as the Texas East head coach came out for a mound visit to console his young right-hander, so did the hit batter.

Jarvis consoled Shelton with a big hug and it was seen around the world.

“Hey, you’re doing just great,” Jarvis said after tossing his helmet at first base.

Texas East went on to win the game, 9-4.

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