News Detail


Aug, 2022

Incredible Display of Sportsmanship

A scary moment during a Little League regional tournament in Waco, Texas on Tuesday turned into an inspiring display of sportsmanship after a player hit by a pitch comforted the pitcher who hit him. 

Pitcher Kaiden Shelton, of Pearland, Texas, was facing batter Isaiah Jarvis of Tulsa, Oklahoma, when he lost control of the ball and hit Jarvis' helmet at the Little League Southwest Regional Playoff final. Jarvis fell to the ground and held his head as coaches rushed to check on him. 

Moments later, Jarvis was cleared and walked to first base. However, Shelton was still shaken up and began to cry. 

Little-League-Drama Baseball
In this combination of photos from video provided by ESPN, pitcher Kaiden Shelton (29), of Pearland, Texas, throws to batter Isaiah Jarvis, of Tulsa, Okla., when an 0-2 pitch got away from him and slammed into Jarvis' helmet during a Little League Southwest Regional Playoff baseball final, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in Waco, Texas. / AP

Seeing the distraught pitcher, Jarvis walked toward the mound and hugged Shelton. He told him, "Hey, you're doing great. Let's go." 

Local Sponsors

Georgia Little League

Please log in and click on your homepage settings above to add contact info. 

Phone: 404-394-1690

Email: [email protected]