August 16, 2014

David Ortiz: Mo'ne Davis "Throws Serious Cheese"

Mo'ne Davis, 13, became the first girl to throw a shutout in the Little League World Series. She plays for the Taney Dragons (Philadelphia).

Davis allowed only two hits in six innings. She did not walk anyone and struck out eight, as Taney beat Nashville, Tennessee, 4-0.

David Ortiz: "She throws serious cheese. She can pitch."

Davis's fastball has been clocked at 70 mph. She's got a hell of a curveball, too.

Cool sidebar: Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, 78 and the only female pitcher in the history of the Negro Leagues, was at the LLWS game.