Little League World Series Pitcher Is Praised For ‘Unreal’ Sportsmanship
A Little League World Series pitcher is being praised for the incredible sportsmanship he showed after he allowed a deep home run Friday.
During a game between Virginia and Rhode Island, the latter’s pitcher Alex Anderson gave up a home run to Virginia’s Brady Yates in the fifth inning. As Brady rounded the bases to celebrate the dinger with his teammates, Alex stuck out his glove to congratulate him as he trotted down the third baseline.
Even after the home run, these players are all about sportsmanship 🤝 pic.twitter.com/OnCcNpyuPT
— ESPN (@espn) August 16, 2019
The clip of the moment has quickly gone viral, with social media users everywhere praising Alex for being such a good sport.
“The ESPN replay showed Alex Anderson high-fiving Brady Yates as he rounded the bases. Unreal sportsmanship. Just unreal,” one user commented, with another adding, “This is what Little League World Series is all about!
Great sportsmanship by Barrington’s Alex Anderson.”
“Great sportsmanship from Alex Anderson the Pitcher from Rhode Island giving Brady Yates a hand as he rounded the bases,” a third user commented. “Young man is impressive, holding that lineup to 3 runs in 5 innings. #LLWS more moments like this please instead of parents and coaches fighting..”
Virginia ended up winning the game 3-0.
It often seems like only negative clips of children’s sports go viral these days, oftentimes showing drama between parents and coaches. That’s why it’s so refreshing to see a clip make the rounds simply because it shows a child being a very good sport. Alex’s parents have definitely raised him right!