Mo’Ne Davis is the 13-year old right-hander from Philadelphia, making LLWS (Little League World Series) history: She became the 18th girl to play in the Little League World Series in its 68-year history. She makes more history by being the first girl to throw a shutout.
Additionally, she makes history being the first Little League player ever to make the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine.
Last night, Nevada beat Davis’ Taney team, 8-1. Nevada advances to the U.S. championship game Saturday night. Taney Little League, the Mid-Atlantic champion, plays an elimination game against Jackie Robinson West out of Chicago tonight, a game that will amount to The Diversity Bowl, one team (Chicago) being 100% African-American, and the other being predominantly African-American.
Davis, who throws a 70 MPH pitch, has hopes of playing basketball for UConn (University of Connecticut) when she graduates from high school.
Here is some of the action from last nights’ game Taney played against Nevada. Click here to check out some of the play from last night.