Female pitcher lifts team to LLWS with 3-hitter
Aug 11, 2014
ESPN.com news services
BRISTOL, Conn. — Female pitcher Mo’Ne Davis led her team into the Little League World Series, throwing a three-hitter Sunday to lead Taney Youth Baseball Association Little League of Philadelphia to an 8-0 victory over a squad from Delaware.
Davis struck out six in the six-inning game in the Mid-Atlantic Regional championship game.
The 13-year-old will become the 18th girl to play in the Little League World Series in 68 years. It starts Thursday in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Earlier in the day, Emma March of South Vancouver Little League in British Columbia, Canada, qualified. It will be the third time that two girls will be part of the same Little League World Series.
Sunday was Davis’ second win over Delaware-Newark National Little League in the regional. She struck out 10 in the previous victory.
Information from The Associated Press is included in this report.