WACO, Texas — A minor league hitter rose from a bean to comfort a frustrated pitcher during a dramatic scene Tuesday at a minor league regional tournament in Waco, Texas.
The incident took place during the minor league Southwest Regional playoff finals.
Right-hander Kayden Shelton of Pearland, Texas, faced Tulsa, Oklahoma hitter Isaiah Jarvis on Tuesday when he went 0-2 and hit Jarvis’ helmet. Jarvis fell to the ground clutching his head as his worried coach ran to his help.
Moments later, Jarvis was sober enough to walk to first base alone. Meanwhile, Sheldon stood on the mound, staring at the ground in tears at what had happened.
After a while, Jarvis walked up the hill, put his arms around Sheldon, and told him, “Hey, you’re doing great. Let’s go.” Sheldon’s teammates and coaches gathered around the two to comfort the man. A young right wing.
The move drew a standing ovation from the audience. Pearland went on to beat Tulsa 9-4 and advance to the Minor League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, starting next week.
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