PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If you don’t know the name Mo’ne Davis, you probably should. Davis, the 13-year-old star female pitcher for Philadelphia’s Mid-Atlantic Champion Taney Dragons, is quickly becoming a household name, as she has become the viral story heading into the 2014 Little League World Series.
Already receiving tweets from sports celebrities like Magic Johnson and Russell Wilson after her complete-game shutout win over Delaware in the Mid-Atlantic Final, Davis challenged star Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw to a “pitch off.”
Kershaw responded to Davis saying, “Hey Mo’ne, just wanted to say congratulations on making it Williamsport. That’s awesome, such a cool thing for you to get to do. Such a fun opportunity and I heard you’re ready for a pitch off. I don’t know exactly what that means, but I’m prepared. I’m ready for whenever you can make it out to LA, just let me know.”
Davis and her Center City Philadelphia Taney Dragons begin Little League World Series play Friday at 3:00pm E.T. against South Nashville (Southeast) on ESPN.
You can watch Kershaw’s response video here.
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