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Offbeat Baseball player hugs friend he struck out on rival team

23:45  12 june  2018
23:45  12 june  2018 Source:   cbsnews.com

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  HS pitcher consoles friend he struck out to clinch championship There are some people in this world who have an extraordinary ability to look outside themselves and reach others, even in the most extreme of circumstances. High school student-athlete Ty Koehn certainly is one of them. Koehn recently helped Mounds View High School reach the Minnesota State Championship. He sealed the clinching victory over Totino-Grace by striking out Jack Kocon, who just so happens to be a childhood friend. Obviously, after that final out, Koehn’s entire team charged the field to celebrate in a big pile, like baseball players do. Only, instead of joining his teammates, Koehn went straight to the batter’s box to console his friend. When consoling a childhood friend is a little more important than immediately celebrating a trip to the state championship. (via @bringmethenews) pic.twitter.com/BSlbXMKrC2 — Cut4 (@Cut4) June 11, 2018 A little different angle of the at bat… pic.twitter.com/d9G4MWGhqa — Jim Moberg (@b757fo_jim) June 11, 2018 After the game, Koehn opened up about his motivation for showing favor to his friend, who was crushed, rather than celebrating with his teammates. “We are very close friends,” Koehn told Bring Me The News. “I knew him from all the way back when we were 13. We were on the same little league team. It was tough when we went to separate schools but we kept in touch. “I knew the game was going to keep going or it was going to end right there,” Koehn added. “I knew I had to say something. Our friendship is more important than just the silly outcome of a game. I had to make sure he knew that before we celebrated.” This touching display of sportsmanship is so rare, and we certainly celebrate it.

After pitcher Ty Koehn from Mounds View High School struck out Totine-Grace High School’s Jack Kocon, one of his close friends , Koehn secured his team ’s victory over their rival . But as his teammates celebrated, Koehn knew he had to give his good friend Kocon a warm hug first.

In a heartwarming display of sportsmanship, a Minnesota high school baseball player skipped celebrating with his teammates to console the batter he had just struck out to move on to the state championship. The batter, Jack Kocon, just happens to be an old friend of the pitcher, Ty Koehn

Sportsmanship stole the show during a Minnesota high school baseball game last week. Pitcher Ty Koehn struck out his childhood friend, Jack Kocon, who was playing for the opposing team. The pitch won the game for Koehn's Mounds View High School team and his fellow players ran onto the field to celebrate the win.

But instead of joining the party, Koehn walked in the opposite direction, towards Kocon, and gave him a big hug.

"It just felt like the right thing to do," he told CBS Minnesota station WCCO reports. The boys had played Little League together and Koehn knew their friendship was more important than any game, he said.

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The right hander struck out 11 players and allowed three hits over nine innings. Sonoma Stompers pitcher Sean Conroy, the first openly gay pitcher in pro baseball , had 11 strikeouts As far as coming out publicly, Conroy said he saw it as a way to help his team and to set an example for other players .

Two childhood friends faced off in a baseball game. The winner made it clear their friendship was more important. But one player , pitcher Ty Koehn, stayed behind to hug the batter he 'd just struck out — Jack Kocon, who also happens to be his childhood friend .

In a post on Twitter, CBS Sports called their embrace "Sportsmanship at its finest."

What did the pitcher say to his friend? In the interview with WCCO, Koehn recounted sharing words of encouragement: "You had a great season, you're a great player and don't let this situation, don't let this outcome affect our friendship. And I told him I loved him and he's my brother and our friendship will always last longer than this silly game and its silly outcome."

Coach Mark Downey praised Koehn's instincts. "He's a tremendous competitor, but as you saw on the video, he understands there is a bigger picture and friendship really matters," Downey told WCCO.

As for Kocon, it's a moment he'll never forget. He told the station, "I was just thinking in 20 years I'm not gonna remember the score of that game. But I'm gonna remember him coming up to me after that and just kind of being there for me when I needed someone."

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