Ty Koehn was pitching for Mounds View and struck out Jack Kocon from Totino-Grace. As Koehn's teammates rushed the mound to celebrate getting to states, he left them behind to comfort Kocon. Koehn gave Kocon a hug and walked him to his team's dugout then went to back to his team to celebrate, The Star Tribune reported.
It turns out that Koehn and Kocon were close friends and played youth baseball together until high school years separated them, The Star Tribune reported. Mounds View is a public school. Totino-Grace is a private one.