Mo'Ne Davis continued her run of dominance in the opening round of the Little League World Series. A 13-year-old girl who grabbed headlines last week when she led her Philadelphia team to Williamsport, Davis steamrolled her Tennessee opponent on Friday.
Mixing a fastball that topped out around 70 mph with an effective slider, Davis needed only 70 pitches to shut out Tennessee for the complete six-inning game. She allowed two hits, struck out eight batters, and walked none.
In the process, she caught the attention of a reigning MLB MVP, and a guy who'll likely win one this year.
Davis has now pitched back-to-back shutouts, striking out 15 and walking three while allowing only five hits in 12 innings. Her Philadelphia team will next play on Sunday, facing the winner of a matchup of teams from Rhode Island and Texas on Friday night.