Girl's 70mph Arm Leads Team to Little League World Series
13-year-old pitches shutout
By Shelley Hazen, Newser User
Posted Aug 11, 2014 11:47 AM CDT
Taney's Jahli Hendricks, left, Scott Bandura, in the background, and Mo'ne Davis, right, leap for joy.   (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Michael Bryant)

(Newser) – Thanks to Mo’Ne Davis, "you throw like a girl" is now a compliment. The 13-year-old pitched a shutout against a Delaware team yesterday, leading her Philadelphia squad—the Taney Dragons—to the Little League World Series, reports the AP. Mo’Ne struck out six with help from her 70mph fastball, allowing just three hits. She will be only the 17th girl in 68 years and the first since 2004 to reach the World Series, which starts Thursday in Williamsport, Pa., according to Yahoo Sports.

Mo’Ne switched to baseball after trying softball, and she hopes to be the first female player in the MLB or NBA, reports NBC Philadelphia. Though she doesn’t much like all the attention she’s getting, Mo’Ne hopes her role in Taney’s win inspires others. "More girls should join boys' teams so it could be a tradition and it wouldn't be so special," she tells the Philadelphia Inquirer. Check out this video to witness her mad skills.

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Matilda Milhouse
Aug 12, 2014 2:49 PM CDT
Actually, she throws like a boy. Which is why she is good. If she threw like a girl she couldn't play with the boys. Ju Geaux Gurl.
People_Suck
Aug 11, 2014 10:30 PM CDT
Show her the Mo'Ne.
People_Suck
Aug 11, 2014 10:28 PM CDT
Good for her but aspirations of MLB is a bit far fetched. I highly doubt she could throw in the 90's at any age. Maybe with roids and weight training. I wonder how she will feel when she gets buzzed by a 100 mph fastball. Not trashing her but I think she should be realistic.