High school pitcher takes sportsmanship to a new level

posted by JP - 

In order to seal the victory that would send his school to the state finals, Mounds View pitcher Ty Koehn had to face a longtime friend from little league, Jack Kocon. When Koehn struck Kocon out to win the game, he ran right by his celebrating teammates to embrace the dejected batter.

But what is more shocking to me than this video....is some of the responses you find in the chain below it.

I don't understand this mentality at all. Sports are great. Team. Winning AND losing. This kid is a winner on all levels. HE struck out his friend. He wasn't afraid to go get the better of him. To console him is not a sign of weakness. He didn't NOT celebrate with his team. He showed compassion....something some of these meatheads will never get.  

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