13-year-old sensation Mo'Ne Davis throws two-hit shutout at Little League World Series Ted Berg

13-year-old sensation Mo'Ne Davis throws two-hit shutout at Little League World Series Ted Berg

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Pennsylvania's Mo'ne Davis delivers in the first inning against Tennessee during a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) ORG XMIT: PAGP102

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by Ted Berg

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 15 at 5:46 PM

(USA Today) - 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 some famous fellow pitchers. Andrew McCutcen, Mike Trout, Marcus Stroman, Kevin Durant and Mike Fiers are among the many sending Davis praise.

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.

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