One little league baseball boys’ team in Philadelphia has a secret weapon: A flame-throwing girl.
Mo’Ne Davis pitched a three-hitter with six strikeouts to lead the Taney Youth Baseball Association Little League of Philadelphia to an 8-0 shutout of the Newark National Little League of Delaware in Bristol, Connecticut, on Sunday. With the win, Taney Youth, of the Mid-Atlantic Region, advances to the Little League World Series tournament, which begins Thursday in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Davis’s performance Sunday comes after she struck out 10 against the same Delaware team.
She will become the 18th girl to appear in the Little League World Series, joining Emma March, of South Vancouver, who will represent Canada on the same day, as reported by the Washington Post. Together, the pair represent only the third pair of girls in the same tournament since the Little League World Series even began allowing girls in 1974.
Davis, 13, touts a fastball clocking in at upwards of 70 miles per hour and a solid curveball, according to the New York Times.
Davis and Taney will next meet South Nashville, the Southeastern Region representative, on Friday.
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(Photo: AP Photo/Charles Krupa)