Kershaw responds to Little League phenom's pitch-off challenge
AUG 13, 2014 2:04p ET
If you haven't yet heard the name Mo'ne Davis, she's a 13-year-old pitcher for the Taney Dragons baseball team, a squad that just qualified for the Little League World Series.
Davis has become a Little League sensation, and her complete-game shutout performance for the Philadelphia-based ballclub in the Mid-Atlantic Final made her a star.
During a recent interview with ESPN W, Davis challenged Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw -- a pitching sensation in his own right -- to a pitch-off.
Hey Mo'ne, just wanted to say congratulations on making it to Williamsport (Pennsylvania). 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 L.A., just let me know.
It's great that the Dodgers ace took a moment to respond and congratulate the young lady. But Kershaw better be careful: That girl has some serious stuff. Here are some highlights and a profile of the dynamo pitcher:
[H/T Eye on Baseball]