Mo'Ne Davis Makes History in Her First Game of the Little League World Series8/15/2014
Mo'Ne Davis, pitcher for Philadephia's Taney Dragons, lead her team to a 4-0 victory over a...
Mo'Ne Davis, pitcher for Philadephia's Taney Dragons, lead her team to a 4-0 victory over a team from Nashville on Friday.
13-year-old Davis is one of two girls at the Little League World Series this year. She allowed only two hits in six-innings in the opener for both teams. Her performance makes her the first female pitcher to throw a shut out in the Little League World Series.
Davis seemed to be a crowd favorite. According to reports, she received lots of cheers during pregame introductions, when she stepped to the plate and after she struck out the final batter.
In an interview after the game, Davis talked about her positive influence on girls looking up to her. "It's very unreal. I never thought at the age of 13 I would be a role model," she said. "Hopefully more girls play Little League."
9,000 kids have played in little league baseball's most important tournament, but only 18 of them have been girls. Davis is the fourth American girl to compete.
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