The finest displays of sportsmanship occasionally come from young athletes.
The occurrence took place during the Little League Southwest Regional Playoff championship.
In the Southwest Region championship game on Tuesday, Kaiden Shelton of Pearland, Texas, threw a pitch that hit Isaiah Jarvis of Tulsa, Oklahoma, on the ear flap of his helmet when a spot in the Little League World Series was on the line. Clinging to his skull, Jarvis collapsed to the ground.
Jarvis seemed fine after he got up, dusted, and ran to first base. However, the boy noticed that the person who pitched the ball on his head, Shelton, seemed to be very sad. In the spur of the moment, Jarvis called for a pause and dashed up to the mound, hugging Shelton and encouraging him:
“Hey, you’re doing just great”— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) August 9, 2022
Oklahoma little leaguer gets hit in the head and then comforts the pitcher who is shaken up afterward pic.twitter.com/hYYLiy511K
Before he left the mound, Jarvis said to Shelton, “Hey, you’re doing just great.”
Following Jarvis’ visit, the remainder of Pearland’s infield flocked to the mound to comfort Shelton.