13-year-old Mo'Ne Davis lead Taney Youth Baseball Association Little League of Philadelphia into the Little League World Series throwing a three-hitter on Sunday in a win over a team from Delaware. She struck out six batters in the six-inning game that had a final score of 8-0. Her pitches top 70 mph, and she will only be the 18th girl to play in the series' 68 year history.
Mo’ne Davis (first girl to earn a win and to pitch a shutout in Little League World Series history, the 18th girl overall to play, the 6th to get a hit, the 1st African-American girl to play in the Little League World Series, and the 1st Little League baseball player to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated as a Little League player) born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on June 24, 2001
chicagotribune: “Mo’Ne Davis dominated in her team’s opening game in the Little League World Series on Friday, becoming the first girl to throw a shutout in LLWS history. Davis’ Philadelphia team - the Taney Dragons - beat a Tennessee team 4-0, and she struck out eight batters. Davis is the 18th girl to play in the Little League World Series but the first to throw a shutout. She also threw a shutout in the Mid-Atlantic Final win that sent her team to the LLWS. She was hitting 70 mph with…
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