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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
It's the 'Mo Show': Girl Dominates in Little League World Series
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.

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"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." (Read more Mo'ne Davis stories.)

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