Remember Mo’ne Davis? In 2014, a 13-year-old Davis captured the nation’s attention with her dominant performance for the Taney Dragons in the Little League World Series. Three years have passed since then, and David continues to make hitters look foolish.
Davis is participating in the 2017 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series as part of her hometown Philadelphia team. Davis has made two appearances in the event, which is being held at Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds.
After a rocky first outing, in which she gave up two runs, one earned, in two innings of work, Davis rebounded with a stellar relief outing Wednesday. She pitched 2 1/3 no-hit innings in a game against Houston. Davis struck out three during the performance. She was rewarded with a win after Philadelphia took the lead while she was on the mound.
The RBI program was started in 1989, and has produced a number of draft prospects in recent years. Hunter Greene, the Reds’ selection with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, was in the program. So was Detroit Tigers outfielder Justin Upton, who went No. 1 overall to the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2005.
While Davis has expressed a desire to continue playing baseball competitively as long as she can, she’s more interested in playing basketball in college.
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