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 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.