True MN Sportsmanship, HS Pitcher Delays Celebrating to Console His Friend

This is really incredible, a Mounds View Pitcher throws the winning pitch but before celebrating with his teammates, he HUGGED the kid he struck out because they've been friends since little league. 

He talked about it later, saying, quote, "Our friendship is more important than just the silly outcome of a game.  I had to make sure he knew that before we celebrated." 

After striking out Jack Kocon for the final out to send Mounds View to State, pitcher Ty Koehn made a beeline for the beaten batter and embraced him, all while his teammates rushed the field, celebrating wildly.

But there's a story behind this act of tremendous sportsmanship, the pair are old friends and have known each other since childhood.

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