Girl star leads team to LLWS
BRISTOL, Conn. – Female pitcher Mo’Ne Davis led her team into the Little League World Series, throwing a three-hitter Sunday to lead Taney Youth Baseball Association Little League of Philadelphia to an 8-0 victory over a squad from Delaware.
Mo’Ne struck out six in the six-inning game in the Mid-Atlantic Regional championship game.
The 13-year-old will become only the 17th girl to play in the Little League World Series in 68 years. It starts Thursday in Williamsport.
It was her second win over Delaware-Newark National Little League in the regional. She struck out 10 in the previous victory.
Shuey breaks mark
KAMLOOPS, British Columbia, Canada – Penn State University javelin thrower Michael Shuey claimed gold for the United States men’s national team Saturday as he posted a school-record performance of 249 feet, 5 inches at the 2014 North America, Central America and Caribbean U-23 Championships.
Shuey’s medal-winning toss came on his final attempt. The reigning Big Ten javelin champ was ranked second in the Penn State record books with his old mark of 238-6. That mark was set en route to a first-place finish at the Crimson Tide Invitational back in April.
“This is a dream come true,” Shuey said. “I never thought I’d be doing anything like this a couple years ago. Now just being able to represent my country, my family and my school all at the same time and winning my competition is just amazing.”