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Kicker: A great play in the infield

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WORLD Radio - Kicker: A great play in the infield

A Little League baseball player shows sportsmanship and kindness


PAUL BUTLER, HOST: A display of sportsmanship and kindness during a Little League baseball game left some fans in tears.

It started with a scary moment during a regional championship game in Waco, Texas, televised on ESPN.

A pitcher for the Texas East team, Kaiden Shelton, unleashed a fastball that sailed up and in, striking the batter in the helmet, close to his face.

The batter, Oklahoma’s Isaiah Jarvis, immediately hit the ground, clutching his hands to his head.

He was okay, just a little shaken up.

But he wasn’t the only one. The pitcher stood still on the mound, his head hung low, frightened by the experience.

That’s when Shelton, standing on first base, walked over to the mound to comfort the pitcher. Jarvis gave Shelton a hug, drawing a round of applause from the crowd.

Jarvis later told CBS News, “I just wanted to go over there and make sure he was all right. Make sure he knows that I'm all right. And really just encourage him."

That’s what sports should be all about!

It’s The World and Everything in It.


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