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Mo'ne Davis becomes first girl to throw Little League World Series shutout

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The Little League World Series already has its breakout star, as Mo'ne Davis gave up only two hits and no runs in her first performance in Williamsport.

Remember Mo'ne Davis, the 12-year-old girl who struck out all the boys in a shutout win to get her Taney Dragons squad to the Little League World Series? Well, Mo'ne is now in the Little League World Series, and she remains absolutely dominant:

In six innings, Mo'ne struck out eight Tennessee batters, allowing only two hits and allowing no walks. She's the first girl to throw a shutout in the Little League World Series, and has now thrown 12 straight shutout innings. Her team got the 4-0 win over the squad from Nashville, which puts them in great shape to start the double-elimination tournament.

She also captured pretty much everybody's heart:

In case you're one of the "Why Is This Important" crew: Girls are typically shepherded out of baseball and into softball. Not that there's anything wrong with softball, but this shows that girls can not only play baseball, but some can play better than the boys. If she keeps dominating, it's a story that's sure to inspire little girls, and anybody else who's been told they can't do something they really want to do, just because they're not suppose to.