If a Guy Can Do It a Girl Can Do It: Female Hurls Team to Little League World Series
The Little League pitcher throws 70 miles per hour. And she's adorable.
The team from Taney Youth Baseball Association Little League of Philadelphia rode into the Little League World Series on Sunday riding on the arm of female pitcher Mo'Ne Davis, who fired a three-hitter as Taney shut out a team from Delaware 8-0. Davis averaged one strikeout per inning, fanning six in six innings in the Mid-Atlantic Regional championship game.
Davis is the 18th girl to play in the Little League World Series since it originated in 1946. The Series begins on Thursday in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. She won’t be the only player from the distaff side in the Series. Emma March of South Vancouver Little League in British Columbia, Canada will also be participating, making this the third Little league World Series that featured two female players.
Davis has dominated the games she has pitched in the tournament. She earlier fanned 10 in a victory over a team from Delaware-Newark National Little League in a regional game in the regional.