Pa. Little League pitcher wants more girls to play

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mo'Ne Davis may be the first American girl heading to play in the Little League World Series in a decade, but she only wishes she had more company.

Davis pitched a three-hitter Sunday to lead Taney Youth Baseball Association Little League of Philadelphia to an 8-0 victory over a squad from Delaware in the Mid-Atlantic Regional championship game Sunday.

Davis, who struck out six, will become only the 18th girl to play in 68 years in the Little League World Series, joining Emma March of the Canada Region Champions from South Vancouver Little League, British Columbia.

But Davis told The Philadelphia Inquirer ( ) that she thinks more girls should join boys' teams so it could be "a tradition" rather than something unusual.

The series starts Thursday in Williamsport.