The Mo’Ne Davis hype train is leaving the station, and it’s time for everyone to get on. The boys just can’t keep up.
After leading her Taney Little League squad from Philadelphia to the Little League World Series by mixing a 70 mile-per-hour fastball with a nasty curveball, Davis achieved LLWS history in her team’s Series opener on Friday, becoming the first girl to throw a shutout at the storied event. Davis’ Taney Dragons knocked off South Nashville, 4-0, with the 13-year-old pitcher tossing all six innings, striking out eight and allowing just two hits.
Perhaps even more impressive is that she allowed zero walks. None. She was that good.
While Davis is the fourth American girl to compete at the Series, she’s well on her way to being the most memorable. Taney’s victory advanced them in to a winner’s bracket game which will be played on Sunday night. Forget ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, everyone will have their eyes on Williamsport to see what Davis does next.
Just a reminder: She’s confident that she’s better than Clayton Kershaw. We’re not going to correct her, are you?