Pitcher Mo’Ne Davis became one of the few girls ever to make it to the Little League World Series after she threw a three-hitter Sunday to lead Taney Youth Baseball Association Little League of Philadelphia to an 8-0 victory over a squad from Delaware.
Mo’Ne struck out six in the six-inning game in the Mid-Atlantic Regional championship game, which was held in Bristol, Connecticut.
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.
A 12-year-old girl from a New Jersey team also competed in the Mid-Atlantic Regional tournament. But Kayla Roncin’s Toms River, New Jersey, team lost 4-3 to the Newark, Delaware, team.
Mo’ne said last week that it would have been fun to compete against another girl.
The Taney manager, Alex Rice, calls Mo’ne his big-game pitcher.
“She’s one of the core team leaders,” he said last week. “She’s unflappable.”