More than a game for young baseball lover

Posted at: 05/13/2013 11:51 PM
Updated at: 05/13/2013 11:56 PM
By: staff

After receiving a standing ovation at Isotopes Park last month, Isaac Lill has inspired many around him to do what they love, no matter what.

The six-year-old baseball lover hasn’t let anything, including a spinal condition that prevents him from walking, get in the way of his love for baseball.

Isaac was adopted by his parents, Andrea and Duncan, who knew about his condition beforehand. They said they wanted to adopt a child who needed them, but Isaac has made it clear he is very independent.

“Issac has got the idea that he can do anything he wants, whether other people want him to do it or not,” Issac’s father said.


The head coach of his little league team, Trent Montano, and his other coaches said they are impressed by his persistence.

“He told one of my coaches that nobody else is getting help around the bases, so he didn’t think it was fair if he got help,” Montano said.

Issac’s mother, Andrea, also said even though she knows he will probably never play sports professionally, she thinks he will also have some connection to them.

“I know that god does have a plan for him and I know it involves sports somehow,” she said.

All-star outfielder Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers saw Isaac while he was in town doing rehab. He flew the entire family out to Los Angeles after being touched by his story. Isaac’s father said the six-year-old had the chance to throw out the first pitch at the Dodgers game.

He said it was the best baseball experience of his life.