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Mo'ne Davis and Taney Dragons knocked out of LLWS by Chicago's Jackie Robinson West

Mike Oz
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In the end, only one of the Little League World Series' big stories could survive, and it wouldn't be Mo'ne Davis.

Davis, the 13-year-old girl pitcher who captured the nation's attention, and her Taney Dragons team from Philadelphia were eliminated from the tournament Thursday. Chicago's Jackie Robinson West, which made headlines because it's made up entirely of black players, won the game 6-5 and advances to the U.S. finals.

Davis didn't pitch, having exhausted her pitch limit Wednesday, but she started at first base and hit seventh, going 0-for-1 at the plate. It was the end of an impressive Little League World Series run for Davis. She made the cover of Sports Illustrated after she became  the first girl to throw a shutout in LLWS history.

On Thursday, the team from Chicago was ahead 6-2 after the second inning. Philly rebounded to make things interesting, scoring two in the fourth inning and another in the fifth, to enter the final inning within one run. 

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The Jackie Robinson West Little League team advanced to the U.S. finals with a win Thursday. (AP)

The Jackie Robinson West Little League team advanced to the U.S. finals with a win Thursday. (AP)

Philly couldn't rally again, though, so Davis and the Dragons go home while Jackie Robinson West advances to play the powerful Las Vegas team Saturday. Las Vegas will be the heavy favorite, since it already beat both Jackie Robinson West and the Taney Dragons.

As for Davis, it's unclear what's in her immediate future. She's likely to make the post-LLWS media rounds. Her status as a pop culture star of the moment means plenty of TV shows will be lining up to have her as a guest.

She'll start eighth grade soon too, so her next athletics adventure will be on the basketball court. While she did well as a pitcher and caused some to ponder the prospect of a female MLB player, Davis has said all along her dream is play basketball at the University of Connecticut then in WNBA.

And, of course, Davis will eventually return to some semblance of normal life. One of these days, she might just wake up as Mo'ne Davis, typical teenage girl who had a really memorable summer.

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