Philadelphia’s female pitching phenomenon has garnered national attention and accolades from professional athletes after continuing on her history-making exploits in the Little League World Series.
Mo’Ne Davis, 13, became the first female to ever record a pitching win the LLWS, a complete-game shutout and domination of Tennessee.
Davis twisted Tennessee batters into knots with her wicked 70-mph fastball, ending the game with eight strikeouts, no walks, and only two infield hits. She only threw 70 pitches and ended the game with three straight strikeouts.
Davis became the 18th girl to ever participate in the prestigious youth tournament. From the onset, Davis lived up to the media hype while facing off against an experienced Tennessee team that made the tournament last year.
Toronto Blue Jays’ Marcus Stroman for her “awesome mechanics and great feel.” Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald called her “LEGIT” and an “honorary leader of the #DreadCrew.”
Davis also received Twitter love from NBA superstar Kevin Durant and athletes from various sports.
— Reagan Gomez (@ReaganGomez) August 15, 2014
— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) August 15, 2014
— Marcellus Wiley (@marcelluswiley) August 16, 2014
— Senator Pat Toomey (@SenToomey) August 15, 2014