The Taney Dragons from Philadelphia won the Mid-Atlantic regional to earn the final spot in the 16-team Little League World Series in Williamsport and they did it behind the electric arm of Mo'Ne Davis, a 13-year-old who threw a complete game shutout in the championship game.
Davis won't be a typical little leaguer at the World Series. Not only is she one of the best players on the Taney team, she is also a she.
Davis will be just the 18th girl to ever play in the Little League World Series and just the seventh from the United States.
Davis was saved by her coach specifically for the championship game because of her dominant pitching. She has a fastball that reached as fast as 71 mph in the game.