Throw Like a Girl

Awesome local news:

Female pitcher Mo’Ne Davis led her team into the Little League World Series, throwing a three-hitter Sunday to lead Taney Youth Baseball Association Little League of Philadelphia to an 8-0 victory over a squad from Delaware.

Davis struck out six in the six-inning game in the Mid-Atlantic Regional championship game.

The 13-year-old will become only the 17th girl to play in the Little League World Series in 68 years. It starts Thursday in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

More on the game here, from Max Cohen of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Taney is the league my son plays in and I’ve coached for; it’s a great league. Mo’Ne has been the talk of the league all year: “You’ve got to see this girl pitching for the 12/13 travel team.” She throws a 70 MPH fastball and a mean curveball that just drops.

Now we can all watch her — on ESPN.

Monday, 11 August 2014