This is one remarkable high school student with a hell of an arm and dedication to the coaches who, in turn, rarely get to steward or walk along side of.
Ms. Mo'ne Davis, first young woman ever to make the cover of Sports Illustrated in a couple of categories.
From MSNBC and I'm going to leave it lie but for a couple of excerpted passages. They took time off from 'theatre' and Grandiose Aspects of the Optics. The ever-loving Optics.
Here's a smackerel of details about the youngest star at the mound for some time, from the marvelous Mother Jones.
Davis, who pitches for South Philadelphia's Taney Dragons, received national attention last week when she threw a two-hit shutout and struck out eight in the Dragons' Little League World Series opening victory over Nashville, Tennessee. On Sunday she became the sixth girl to get a hit in the LLWS, a first-inning RBI singlethat helped Philadelphia to a 7-6 win over Pearland, Texas.
And the 5-foot-4 right-hander's fastball, clocked at 71 mph, is roughly equivalent to a 93 mph pitch thrown on a big-league-size field.
As Albert Chen writes in the Sports Illustrated story, "She's a lot of things to a lot of different people, all of them good things: a totem for inner-city baseball, a role model for your 10-year-old niece, a role model for your 10-year-old nephew. Most of all, she's a laid-back kid just having a really good time." NBA superstar Kevin Durant was just one of a number of pro athletes to tweet their support: "This youngster is striking everyone out and she is a girl. I love it."
You go Mo'Ne! CBS has rockin' footage of her talent: