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Isaiah Jarvis Comforts Kaiden Shelton After Being Hit in the Head by Pitch at LLWS

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVAugust 9, 2022

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The score took a backseat, as it so often does at the Little League Baseball World Series, during Tuesday's Southwest Region championship game between Texas East and Oklahoma.

Texas East's Kaiden Shelton was on the mound and hit Oklahoma's Isaiah Jarvis in the head with a pitch in the bottom of the first inning.

It was a scary moment, and Shelton was clearly shaken up on the mound in the aftermath. Yet Jarvis comforted the pitcher by approaching the mound and giving him a hug in a moment of sportsmanship that symbolized what the event is about.

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After getting hit in the head with a pitch, this little leaguer showed a true act of sportsmanship by comforting the pitcher 🥲 <a href="https://t.co/AbzXaLL5uz">pic.twitter.com/AbzXaLL5uz</a>

The two teams were competing for one of the 20 spots at the Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Ten American teams will earn their places at the regional touraments.

The action starts in Pennsylvania on Aug. 17.

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