Mo’ne Davis Takes Loss in Philadelphia Little League DefeatRob Gloster
Thirteen-year-old pitcher Mo’ne Davis allowed three runs in less than three innings and her Philadelphia team lost 8-1 to Las Vegas at the Little League World Series tonight.
The loss, Philadelphia’s first at the tournament in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, means the team will have to win tomorrow night against Chicago to stay alive.
The winning team from Nevada moved on to the U.S. final on Aug. 23.
Davis, who last week became the first girl to pitch a shutout in the 67-year history of the Little League World Series, struck out six of the 13 batters she faced but allowed six hits -- including a two-run homer and a run-scoring triple.
Davis, who said her athletic wish list includes playing basketball at the University of Connecticut, has gotten social media encouragement from celebrities including National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout.
South Korea, which won 4-2 against Japan earlier today, will play either Mexico or Japan in the international final on Aug. 23, and will face the U.S. winner for the championship the following day.