Opposing Team Consoles Pitcher After Giving Up the Winning Hit

It was the bottom of the sixth inning in an elimination game of the Little League World Series.

The Dominican team (who is representing the Caribbean region) had a slim, one-run lead over Venezuela (who is representing the Latin American region). With one out, and two players on base, the smallest player in the tournament, Omar Romero, stepped up to the plate for the Latin American team. Romero smacked a fast-ball over the right fielder’s head for a walk-off triple. The hit was Romero’s first of the tournament.

Immediately after the ball landed, the Venezuelan pitcher, Edward Uceta, fell to the ground in disappointment and began crying.

Two coaches from the opposing Dominican immediatly noticed Uceta on the ground and ran over to console him. Once the rest of the Dominican team saw Uceta sobbing, they stopped their celebration and ran to the mound to comfort the disappointed pitcher.

After the game, Romero said he had conflicting emotions. He felt bad for his friend but happy for his teammates. He went on to say that he and Uceta would always be friends, a comment that Uceta backed up the next day.

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