Mo'Ne Davis isn't your typical youth baseball player. The 13-year-old became the first girl to toss a complete game shutout in a Little League World Series-clinching contest Sunday thanks to a three-hit, six-strikeout effort for the Taney (Pa.) Dragons in an 8-0 victory over Newark (Del.) National. Davis hit 70 mph on the radar gun and fooled boys her own age.
Davis told The Today Show she tried softball when she was younger but eventually switched to baseball. The right-hander's talent has earned her the respect of her male peers. “I end up striking them out and I look at my teammates and they’re laughing,” Davis said. “So I just laugh with them.” She added her baseball dreams won’t end at the LLWS. “I’ll probably either be the first female in the MLB or in the NBA," said the pitcher.
She'll be the 17th girl to play in the Little League World Series in 68 years. Taney's first game in the LLWS is Friday at 3 p.m. against South Nashville, which is representing Tennessee.