The Most Adorable Moment Of The Little League World Series Comes Via Venezuela And The Dominican Republic
The Little League World Series brings the best teams of the world together for several days of uninterrupted baseball, which culminate in a game between the United States champs versus the international champs. What happened Monday after the Latin America (Venezuela) vs. Caribbean (Dominican Republic) game showed what baseball and sportsmanship can do to bring people together. After a very competitive game between the two teams, Caribbean pitcher Edward Uceta collapsed in tears on the mound when Latin America player secured a triple play giving Latin America a walk-off victory. In response to Uceta’s reaction, Latin America coaches and players flooded the pitcher’s mound and consoled Uceta.
The Latin America team, represented by Venezuela, scored a 3-2 walk-off victory against the Caribbean team, represented by the Dominican Republic.
— Little League (@LittleLeague) August 22, 2017
Latin America had been trailing Caribbean 2-1 for most of the game. After a very competitive game between the two teams, Caribbean pitcher Edward Uceta collapsed in tears on the mound when a Latin America player hit a triple, giving Latin America a walk-off victory. In response to Uceta’s tears, coaches and players from the opposing team flooded the pitcher’s mound to console Uceta.
The Latin America team was there to support Uceta after a crushing defeat.
“Edward has a big heart. It was sad,” Venezuela manager Alexander Ballesteros told the press, according ABC Sports. “It could have happened to anyone. It could have happened to our own ‘Little [Jose] Altuve’ here, [Romero].”
Just goes to show that no matter how competitive, things might get on the field, there is always time for true sportsmanship.
The kind moment wasn’t lost on the fans, who tend to get pretty competitive on social media.
— Josh (@KaneSportsLaw) August 22, 2017
You just have to respect a competitor who lays it all out on the field during a game.
It truly was a moment of pride for Latinos and baseball fans all over the world.
— Manuel Bronstein (@mbronstein) August 23, 2017