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This hug is the definition of sportsmanship

In our NewsHour shares moment of the day, a Minnesota high school championship baseball game ended when a pitcher struck out his childhood friend. Watch what happened next.

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  • Judy Woodruff:

    Finally, a “NewsHour” Shares that caught our eye.

    It’s a video that reminds us of the true meaning of sportsmanship.

    Last week, a Minnesota high school championship baseball game ended after pitcher Ty Koehn of the Mounds View team struck out his childhood friend, Jack Kocon, who played for Totino-Grace High School. The strikeout sent Mounds View to the state championship.

    But, instead of celebrating with his teammates, Koehn headed to home plate to console his friend. The two are close friends who played baseball together before parting ways earlier in high school.

  • In an interview, Koehn said:

    “I knew I had to say something. Our friendship is more important than just the silly outcome of a game.”

    A lesson for all of us.

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