Throwing like a girl may not be so bad after all. 13 year old Mo’ne Davis pitched a complete game shut out today to lead Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons to the little league world series in Williamsport, according to espn.com
Davis first started playing little league with the boys at eight years old. Despite being the only girl on her team and facing initial resistance, Davis was able to quickly gain the respect of her team mates as well as opposing players.
“They probably did in the beginning,” said Jack Rice, the Dragons’ third baseman. “But once the game is done, they know who Mo’ne is and they know she’s the real deal.”
In 67 years Davis is only the 17th female player to make it this far at the little league world series.