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Mo’Ne Davis, One of Little League’s Few Female Players, Just Made the World Series

In this Aug. 6, 2014, photo, Pennsylvania's Mo'Ne Davis flips baseballs to a teammate prior to facing the District of Columbia in the Little League Eastern Regionals at Breen Stadium in Bristol, Conn. Davis and New Jersey's Kayla Roncin are competing to make it to the Little League World Series, a rare feat for girls.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
In this Aug. 6, 2014, photo, Pennsylvania’s Mo’Ne Davis flips baseballs to a teammate prior to facing the District of Columbia in the Little League Eastern Regionals at Breen Stadium in Bristol, Conn. Davis and New Jersey’s Kayla Roncin competed to make it to the Little League World Series, a rare feat for girls. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Ryan Grenoble, THE HUFFINGTON POST

 

PHILADELPHIA (The Huffington Post)—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.

Only 16 girls have played in the Little League World Series in the past 67 years, league spokesman Brian McClintock told the Associated Press. Davis said there wasn’t much of a difference between playing boys and girls: “We’re playing the same game,” she told the AP last week.

 

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