The story of Philadelphia’s Mo’ne Davis keeps on getting better. One of only two girls in the Little League World Series, the 13-year-old pitched a two-hit shutout to lead Philadelphia, Pennsylvania over Nashville, Tennessee 4-0 on Friday afternoon. Needing only 70 pitches, Davis struck out eight and didn’t walk a batter as she became the first girl to throw a shutout in the LLWS, and to win a game.
Her performance drew the attention of some of baseball’s best, including Mike Trout, Marcus Stroman, and Dexter Fowler:
— Mike Trout (@Trouty20) August 15, 2014
Watching Mo’Ne Davis! She is an absolute stud. Awesome mechanics and great feel for pitching! #LLWS
— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo7) August 15, 2014
Props to Mo’ne Davis for dealing today. Awesome performance #LLWS
— Dexter Fowler (@DexterFowler) August 15, 2014
Davis and her team will play on Sunday next, against the winner of the Texas/Rhode Island match-up.