Pitching Prodigy Mo’ne Davis

Posted August 18th, 2014 at 4:34 pm (UTC-4)
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Mo'ne Davis pitches at the Little Leage Baseball World Series Photo: AP

Mo’ne Davis pitches at the Little Leage Baseball World Series Photo: AP

Remember the name Mo’ne Davis. The 13-year-old is the first girl to pitch a shutout in Little League Baseball World Series history.

She accomplished the feat when her team from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, beat a Tennessee squad, 4-0, and Mo’ne struck out eight batters.

Mo'ne Davis

Mo’ne Davis takes a swing during the Little League Baseball World Series. Photo: AP

Mo’ne throws a 70 miles per hour (110 kilometers per hour) fastball, which is equivalent to a professional pitcher who can fire the ball more than 90 miles per hour.

Mo’ne can also hit. She knocked in a run with a single against Tennessee.

Baseball, though, is not her favorite sport. Basketball is, and her favorite men’s player, Kevin Durant, had a sweet tweet: “This youngster is striking everybody out and she is a girl. I love it. #itsanewday”

And one of Major League Baseball’s big stars, Mike Trout, tweeted: “Mo’ne Davis is straight dominating … fun to watch !!! #LLWS #MidAtlantic”

Check out Mo’ne striking out the side in these video highlights.

This blog post was written by VOA Intern Daniel Brown.

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One Response to “Pitching Prodigy Mo’ne Davis”

  1. Clark Thomas says:

    Mo’ne Davis represents what America is all about. Mo’ne shows what a 13-year-old girl can do when given an equal chance in a free society.

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