Taney Dragons Inspiring Young Baseball Players Around The Delaware Valley
By Justin Udo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Taney Dragons baseball team is playing their 2nd game in this year’s Little League World Series at 7pm Sunday against Pearlman, Texas.
The Dragons and their star pitcher Mo’Ne Davis are inspiring a lot of kids from the Delaware Valley to get out and play some baseball.
On most Sunday afternoons 12-year-old McKie Walker is usually at home watching TV or playing video games, but this week he’s with a few of his buddies at Fairmount Park sharpening his baseball skills.
“I’m inspired to play better, so I can try and make it to the Little League World series,” he said.
McKie says his extra jolt of motivation comes from Mo’Ne Davis and those Taney Dragons. “She inspires me to throw better pitches than I can do,” he said. “I’m learning how to throw a better curve ball, because I see she’s getting a lot of strike outs throwing gas, curveballs and changeups.”
Even though his Sunday morning was spent outside, McKie says for as long as Taney is in the World Series he’ll be in front of his TV watching them play.