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Mo’Ne Davis, Emma March joining list of girls who have competed at LLWS

- August 11th, 2014

Mo’Ne Davis told the Today Show she’ll “probably” be the first female in Major League Baseball.

While she’s probably wrong, she’s certainly among the top ball players in her age class.

Davis pitched her Taney Dragons — Pennsylvania’s representative — into the Little League World Series over the weekend with a three-hit, complete game win over Delaware.

Following her team’s 8-0 win, Davis will become the 18th girl to compete at the LLWS after girls were allowed to begin taking part 40 years ago.

“To me, she is the best pitcher,” Taney outfielder Zion Spearman told The Patriot News. “And she is an awesome person on and off the field.”

Multiple reports have the 13-year-old’s fastball clocked at 70 mph.

Davis will be accompanied to the annual tournament in Williamsport, Pa., by a Canadian female. too.

South Vancouver’s Emma March will also play in the this year’s LLWS, making it just the third time multiple girls have competed at the same tournament.

Until 1974, girls weren’t allowed to take part in the event, which features eight teams from the U.S. and eight international teams.

March’s Canadian team will open the tournament against Mexico later this week while Davis could start he team’s opener against Tennessee.

On a completely unrelated note, now’s as good a time as any to bring back one of the great sporting movie clips of all-time.

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