It's the 'Mo Show': Girl Dominates in Little League Tourney
Mo'Ne Davis becomes first winning female pitcher
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2014 6:37 AM CDT
Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis delivers a pitch during the team's 4-0 win over Nashville Friday.   (AP Photo/PennLive.com, Sean Simmers)

(Newser) – She did it again. Mo'Ne Davis pitched a shutout to get her team into the Little League World Series, and yesterday she pitched another to help her team advance, reports USA Today. In doing so, the Philadelphia 13-year-old becomes the first girl to record a win in the tournament. She gave up only a pair of infield hits and struck out eight in Taney's 4-0 over Nashville. Her manager called it the "Mo Show," and the New York Times account describes an "unmistakable electricity" in the stadium during the game.

"It's very unreal," Davis said in a postgame news conference about the growing buzz. “I never thought that at the age of 13 I would be a role model, but now it’s real. I always wanted to be a basketball role model; being a baseball role model is really cool.” The Philadelphia Inquirer has the scoop on the secret to her success: She always pitches with a few bucks in her pocket. "I do well with money in my back pocket," she explains. "Because if I ever get hungry, I know I can get something to eat."

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SoftballUmpire
Aug 19, 2014 11:47 PM CDT
Kudos young lassie, I regret that I am too old to ever work one of your games but I tip my hat to you, wish you the very best, will pray for you and appreciate the hard work you have invested in learning to work as your part of a functioning team. When I was younger, I did get to work a few high school games in which young ladies were playing because of their skills, not because of their gender. Keep up the good work.
cstack
Aug 17, 2014 8:13 PM CDT
nice to see kids still enjoy sports
Fascist_Jack
Aug 16, 2014 9:38 AM CDT
Good for her.