Mo'ne Davis, Philadelphia Taney Dragons return to action Wednesday
The Philadelphia Taney Dragons have seen the attention on them increase with each win at the Little League World Series. Taney's 13-year-old pitcher Mo'ne Davis has become the face of the tournament, and she is featured on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated.
The team returns to action against Mountain Ridge Little League from Las Vegas on Wednesday. The winner of that game will advance to the United States Championship. Take a look at how Taney got to this point.
|Aug. 5||New York||3-5||Loss|
|Aug. 6||Washington, D.C.||7-1||Win|
|Aug. 8||New York||6-5||Win|
Little World Series: Game summaries
Aug. 15: Pennsylvania 4, Tennessee 0
Game summary: Mo’ne Davis became the first girl to throw a shutout in Little League World Series history. She allowed only two hits and struck out eight. Philadelphia shortstop Jared Sprague-Lott provided all the offense Philadelphia would need by hitting a three-run home run in the first inning. Outfielder Carter Davis added an RBI sacrifice fly in the sixth.
Aug. 17: Pennsylvania 7, Texas 6
Game summary: Trailing 6-5 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Philadelphia's Scott Bandura reached base with a bunt and scored on Zion Spearman's triple to tie the game. Spearman scored the winning run after Tai Shanahan reached on Pearland shortstop Matt Adams' throwing error to first base. Davis did not pitch, but she hit an RBI single in the first inning.
- Scooby Axson