By Andrew Porter

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.

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Listen: Mo’Ne Davis on the 94WIP Mike & Ike Show

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.”

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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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