A week after losing the Indiana 4-A baseball championship, he remembers most vividly the moment when an opponent, instead of celebrating with his teammates without abandon, came over to console him, the pitcher who’d dropped to the mound, face down in defeat.

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The Roncalli high school catcher told WTHR ”I saw the heartbreak and the stress on all their players but especially him laying almost lifelessly by the mound. It just really got to me and I just wanted to go over there and tell him everything was going to be alright.”

And so he did.

(WATCH the moment below or READ more from WTHR) –Photos via WTHR video

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