Mo 'ne Davis is a name sports fans are going to be hearing a lot of in the upcoming months and years. Davis loves to play baseball, and when you see her pitch you will understand why this kid has a future on the mound.
According to a Yahoo! Sports report on Aug. 11, Davis, who is all of the tender age of 13 became the first girl to toss a complete game shutout in a Little League World Series game. Yes folks, I said a girl and she can bring the heat with the best of them her age! Davis threw a three-hitter, striking out six for the Taney (Pa.) Dragons in an 8-0 victory over Newark (Del.) National.
What is even more incredible about this girl is she hit 70 m.p.h. on the radar gun several times and had a breaking ball that had the opponents bailing on every pitch.
Davis knows she can compete with boys and it will be interesting to see how far her talent will take her. This right-handed flame thrower has more than earned the respect of her fellow peers - especially the males!
“I end up striking them out and I look at my teammates and they’re laughing,” Davis said. “So I just laugh with them.” She added her baseball dreams won’t end at the LLWS. “I’ll probably either be the first female in the MLB or in the NBA," said the pitcher.
Davis will soon have a national audience to show-off her talents to when her team heads to the Little League World Series this weekend. Davis will officially be the 17th female to play in the Little League World Series in its 68 year history. The sky is the limit Mo 'ne Davis!
One thing is for sure, Davis will make this year's LLBWS must see TV.