Despite Pearland Little League’s first loss at the World Series, there was a winning moment before the game even started for fans of both teams.
WILLIAMSPORT, PA – Despite Pearland Little League’s first loss at the World Series, there was a winning moment before the game even started for fans of both teams.
Isaiah Jarvis, better known as “Zay,” threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Texas-Hawaii game on Monday night. He was the Oklahoma batter who was knocked to the ground by a wild pitch at the Regional Championship game in Waco, Texas, who then took to the mound and hugged the Texas pitcher who hit him.
The viral moment, which captured the attention of Little League President Steve Keener, scored Jarvis and his family a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the international tournament.
“It kind of felt like a natural reaction and I was just trying to spread God’s love,” Jarvis told KPRC 2. “You can like, be competitive, and play each other like hard, and really like play at your best ability and still have sportsmanship and still care for each other.”