Young pitch­ing phe­nom turns heads at RBI World Se­ries

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS - CAM SMITH

It’s been nearly three years since Mo’ne Davis set the sports world on fire, star­ring at the Lit­tle League World Se­ries for an all-star team from Philadel­phia. Now the teen is back in the lime­light on the mound, pitch­ing for the Phillies rep team at the RBI World Se­ries.

Davis’ re­turn to base­ball comes af­ter a much her­alded stint on the soft­ball team for Spring­side Ch­es­nut Hill Academy, where she is also a basketball star. Davis still plans to com­pete in basketball at the col­le­giate level and has been re­cruited by sig­nif­i­cant Di­vi­sion I pro­grams.

For now, Davis is fo­cus­ing back on base­ball, with mixed re­sults.

In her first game back on the mound at the RBI Se­ries, Davis im­ploded, al­low­ing two runs on a pair of hits and a throw­ing er­ror by the pitcher her­self in a 4-3 loss. No mat­ter. Just as the best of­ten do, Davis shrugged off the loss and ral­lied to shut down her op­po­nent, the Ju­nior Astros, over 2 1/3 in­nings.

GENE J. PUSKAR, THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Mo’ne Davis: back in the lime­light.

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