Talk about a huge accomplishment: Mo’ne Davis threw a shutout on Friday helping her team advance in the Little League World Series and making her the only female in the series’ 67-year history to do so. The 13-year-old is one of the only females in the league, which makes this even more awesome. She’s defying gender stereotypes and shows that girls are just as capable as boys when it comes to athletics.
The teen plays on the Taney Dragons of Philadelphia, and throws pitches up to 70 mph. According to the Associated Press, only 16 girls have played in the Little League World Series in the past 67 years. So essentially, Davis is making history.
Davis’s coach Alex Rice described her to ESPN, saying,
She has incredible leadership, and you can’t shake her; she’s unflappable. Hit a home run off her and she’ll just give a little smile and get back to work. She doesn’t get rattled.
The team’s next game is on Wednesday in Las Vegas. Regardless of what happens, she should already consider herself a winner. Way to go, Mo’ne!
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