“Throwing 70 miles an hour – that’s throwing like a girl.” That’s what 13-year-old pitching phenom Mo’ne Davis told CBS News. On Friday, Davis became the first female pitcher to throw a shutout in Little League World Series history. In her epic performance she allowed only two hits, struck out eight batters and walked none also making her the first female pitcher to win a game in LLWS history. Davis is only the fourth American girl ever to play in the LLWS.
Her fierce determination, insane athletic ability and team mentality not only cause her coach and teammates to love her, but now the entire country. She’s even received congratulatory tweets from the likes of these guys:
Her skills were also featured on ESPN’s Sports Science where they broke down how at only 5’4″, 105 lbs she is able to smoke her competition with that 70mph fastball.
Davis’ walkout song is ‘Girl on Fire’ by Alicia Keys and it couldn’t be more fitting. She is blazing a trail for girls and dreams of being the first female MLB player. She also sees herself wearing number 11 and playing for UConn before joining the WNBA. I’m pretty sure she will accomplish whatever dreams she decides to set her laser focus on and I can’t wait to watch.