I'm a pretty cynical person, but even I have to nod in approval when someone displays real class and sportsmanship.

Tye Koehn, pitching for Mounds View, was throwing against close friend Jack Kocon of Tontino-Grace. The two have known each other since they were 13, and kept in touch after being sent to different schools.

Koehn threw a game-winning pitch against Kocon, and instead of jumping in to celebrate with his team, he immediately ran to home plate to hug his friend.

"I knew I had to say something," Koehn told Bring Me The News. "Our friendship is more important than just the silly outcome of a game. I had to make sure he knew that before we celebrated."

It was a show of class and honor that proves neither are dead.

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