For the past week I have tuned into the Little League World Series for one reason and one reason only and her name is Mo’ne Davis. Davis is a 13-year-old African-American girl who plays in the Little League World Series. She is the pitcher for the Taney Dragons who everyone took notice because of her fast ball pitch.
Davis has pitched a shutout during the tournament and continues to use her skills to get her team through the tournament. Last night’s game against Nevada was an ok game for the pitcher Davis as she was pulled out early and lost 8-1.
“Mo’ne didn’t have her ‘A’ game today,” Philly manager Alex Rice said. “At this point, we’re playing to get to Saturday.”
The thing that is so special about Mo’ne Davis is that she is just the 18th girl to play in the Little League World Series and the only one to win a game on the mound. She throws a fast ball at about 70mph.
During this year’s tournament, Mo’ne cemented her place in history books as the first girl to pitch a shutout in a Little League World Series game, and the first little leaguer to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Salute to you little miss Mo’ne! Keep doing your thing!