Mo’Ne Davis, One of Little League’s Few Female Players, Just Made the World Series
Mo’Ne Davis throws like a girl — which is to say, she throws better than most of her peers, nearly all of whom are men.
Davis, a 13-year-old Little League pitcher, threw a complete shutout Sunday to advance her team, the Taney Dragons of Philadelphia, to the Little League World Series. To get there, Davis allowed just three hits in six innings, hurling 70 mph fastballs and curveballs you have to see to believe:
“She has incredible leadership, and you can’t shake her; she’s unflappable,” Davis’ coach, Alex Rice, told ESPN. “Hit a home run off her and she’ll just give a little smile and get back to work. She doesn’t get rattled.”
“No matter who you are, you should be able to do what you like to do and what you’ve always dreamed of doing,” she told ESPN.
The Little League World Series starts Thursday with a game in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.