Saturday, August 16, 2014

Marvelous Mo'ne

source: New York Times
She's 13 and caught the attention of many MLB and NBA standouts such as Jimmy Rollins, Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw, and Kevin Durant.

Why? If you're 13, throw a baseball at 70 miles an hour, give up only 2 hits, and strike out 8 to throw a complete game shutout then maybe you'd get their attention too.

Meet Mo'ne Davis. She becomes the first female pitcher to win a game in Little League World Series history.

Poised, modest and articulate, her first love is basketball. The Philadelphia native's future goal is to play point guard for the University of Connecticut and then the WNBA.

Best of luck to Mo'ne and her Taney Youth teammates in Williamsport. It's a big deal when grown men travel hundreds to thousands of miles to watch her pitch and hold up "I Want To Throw Like A Girl" signs.

See the wonder girl in action.

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