Kershaw responds to Little League phenom's pitch-off challenge

13-Year-Old Female Pitcher Challenges Clayton Kershaw - @TheBuzzeronFox

AUG 13, 7:01 pm
Mo'ne Davis and her 70 MPH fastball could be the star of the Little League World Series but she has her sights set on the best pitcher in Major League Baseball.

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.

The video is available here, but here's what Kershaw had to say in response (via CBS Philly):

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]

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