Little League World Series batter comforts pitcher after being hit in the head by pitch, sportsmanship provides heartwarming moment

Some things are bigger than sports.

In the first inning of the Southwest Region Championship at Little World Series, Texas East pitcher Kaiden Shelton lost the ball and hit Oklahoma batter Isaiah Jarvis in the helmet. After a short time on the ground, Jarvis got up and made his way to first base.

Shelton was still visibly shaken from the blow, so much so that his coach called to meet with him. In a heartwarming move, Jarvis made his way up the hill and hugged Shelton, whispering a few words of encouragement that caught the ESPN mic.

Jarvis’ run to the mound drew a roar of applause from the crowd while praising Jarvis for his sportsmanship and offering Shelton his support in what was clearly an emotional situation. Some parents broke tears at the sight, as the show showed.

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Texas East would win the game 9-4 and redeem their ticket to the Little League World Series. However, people will likely remember one of the purest moments of camaraderie and sportsmanship you’ll ever see come out of this game.

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