Well, it doesn’t get much more inspiring than this. If you pay attention to news or sports, you probably have seen this moment, when Texas East Little League pitcher Kaiden Shelton becomes visibly upset after hitting Oklahoma Little League batter Isaiah Jarvis in the head. In a lesson many can learn from, Isaiah shows incredible sportsmanship by walking to the pitcher’s mound from first base to console Kaiden.
Isaiah noticed Kaiden was upset by the errant pitch and was crying. Isaiah walked over and started talking to Kaiden and embracing him trying to let him know he was OK. Others, including Kaiden’s coach came to the mound to show support and the coach, who was miked up for the game could be heard saying, “Look at me. You’re alright …” Kaiden can be heard sobbing.
We’re inspired by Isaiah’s sportsmanship, and his actions in trying to comfort Kaiden. That’s why we’re memorializing this little story.
As far as the game went, Texas East ultimately won, 9-4. But that’s not the important part of this game. It’s the display of sportsmanship by Isaiah. Way to go, Isaiah.