Touching moment at a regional Little League World Series tournament on Tuesday – a batter comforted an opposing pitcher after the kid accidentally stabbed him in the head with a fastball.
The scene took place in the first inning of the Texas East vs Oklahoma game in Waco, Texas… when Isaiah Jarvis was at the plate face to face with Kaiden Shelton.
On the third pitch from the stick, a fastball escaped from Shelton and plunged Jarvis directly into the side of his forehead.
Jarvis immediately collapsed to the ground in pain – but managed to shake him off after his helmet had absorbed most of the blow.
Shelton, however, was so shaken by the wild terrain that he collapsed on the mound. Video from the stadium shows he was in tears and needed a few moments to pull himself together.
That’s when Jarvis came out of first base to tell him he was fine. Field microphones also picked up the Little Leaguer adding, “Hey you’re doing great.”
Shelton ended up leaving the pitcher’s mound to play in the infield – but Jarvis’ gesture was clearly appreciated by everyone watching, including the game announcers.
As for how the contest ended – it currently continues to advance, with Shelton’s Texas East team leading 9-4 in the fourth inning.
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