13-year-old, Mo’Ne Davis is making headlines after leading her team into the Little League World Series with a three-hitter. The female pitcher has already established an impressive record, striking out six in the six-inning championship game. Her Philadelphia team subsequently enjoyed an 8-0 victory against Delaware.
Mo’Ne will be one of only 18 girls to play in the Little League World series in nearly seven decades. Also qualifying is Vancouver’s Emma March, making this only the third time in history that there will be two females playing in the World Series.
What Makes Mo’Ne so special in the game is her power. Her fastballs are reported to reach up to 70 mph. This is especially impressive for such a small, young girl. Better yet, Mo’Ne has been beating boys at travel ball since she was just seven years old. Surprisingly though, baseball is not her only love. In fact, Mo’Ne says she dreams of playing basketball for U Connecticut, and even aspires to make it into the WNBA. One thing is for sure, she is an athlete through and through.