There have been many stars to come through the Little League World Series, but few gained more notoriety during the games themselves than Mo’ne Davis.
Back in 2014, Davis, then 13, pitched for the Taney Dragons of Philadelphia and became a household name when, wielding an impressive 70 mph fastball, she picked up a win on the mound against Nashville to become the first girl to earn a win in a Little League World Series game, and the first to pitch a shutout as her team won 4-0.
Though the Pennsylvania-based team was eliminated in the bracket, Davis became an iconic figure and a name still synonymous to this day with the Little League Baseball World Series.
But what has she been doing since rising to stardom? Let’s take a look.
Where is Mo’ne Davis now?
Davis is no longer playing baseball, but she has made the move to a similar sport: softball.
She’s also no longer on the mound. Davis is currently an infielder on the Hampton University softball team. Her freshman year of 2020 was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, but she was off to an impressive start, slashing .333/.423/.357 with three multi-hit games. When the season came to an abrupt end, she had an on-base streak of 10 games. Hampton opted out of the 2021 spring sports season, so Davis will likely next take the field in 2022.
Back in high school at Spring Side Chestnut Hill, she won championships while playing for both the soccer and softball teams and was a four-year varsity basketball player.
Future in broadcasting?
Viewers of ESPN heard Davis’ name over their television sets during that 2014 Little League World Series run. But it might not be long until Davis is the one calling the games.
The Washington Post reported that Davis has been interning with the DC Grays, a college summer baseball team, as one of the announcers for their games this summer.
“I just love being around sports, and being able to talk about them from my standpoint is really cool,” Davis told The Post. “Especially sports that I’ve played, being able to see them from an outside perspective and relate them to people, it’s something I’d like to do in the future, something that I’m still working on.”
And she’ll have the chance to continue building on those skills on an even bigger stage this summer. Davis will be on ESPN2 as part of the KidsCast for the Little League Classic between the Angels and Indians on Aug. 22 before she puts the headset back on two days later for a Little League World Series on ESPN, according to Hampton University. She was also on the call for the KidsCast broadcasts for a few 2019 Little League World Series games.
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