Mo'ne Davis becomes first girl to throw LLWS shutout
Taney Dragons (Philadelphia) righty Mo'ne Davis threw a shutout on Friday, becoming the first girl to throw one in Little League World Series play.
Right-hander Mo'ne Davis of Philadelphia's Taney Dragons threw a complete-game shutout in her team's first game of the Little League World Series on Friday afternoon. They beat the team from Nashville 4-0.
As you can see in the graphic above, the 13-year-old Davis allowed two hits in her six shutout innings, striking out eight. She did not walk a batter and is the first female pitcher to throw a shutout in the Little League World Series.
Davis pitched so well that she caught the attention of a few big leaguers:
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 threw a complete-game shutout against the team from Newark in the Regionals to punch Taney's ticket to Williamsport. She is also the first female to throw a shutout in Regional play.
Davis is the fourth American girl to compete at the Little League World Series.