Home Invites Members Groups Events Careers Videos News Photos Blogs Polls Singles Forums Chat
Home > News > Post Content

Mo'ne Davis, former Little League World Series star, makes college softball debut for Hampton University (354 hits)

by Chris Bengel - CBSSports

Mo'ne Davis took the world by storm back in 2014 when she became just the fourth American girl to pitch in the Little League World Series. Six years later, Davis is continuing her career at the collegiate level.

On Saturday, Davis made her debut for Hampton University. She went 1-for-3 with a two-run single in a 15-4 win over North Carolina A&T. Davis also laid down a sacrifice bunt and her two-run single was part of a five-run frame in the fifth inning. The Pirates were slated to play a doubleheader, but Game 2 was halted after three innings due to darkness.

"On the bus ride I was nervous," Davis told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "It was the first real game that actually matters, so I was a little nervous. But once Coach Angie [Nicholson] said, 'Go out there and have fun. You guys have worked so hard, just play your game.' That just shook the nerves away."

Davis rose to fame back in six years ago when she became the first female to pitch a shutout in the Little League World Series. She led the Taney Dragons past the Newark (Del.) team in a 8-0 shutout.

She eventually played at Chestnut Hill Academy after becoming an overnight sensation.

As she begins her career at Hampton, Davis isn't playing the position that many remember her dominating. Instead of pitching, Davis is playing second base for the Pirates this time around.

"She's got the best hands on the team," coach Angie Nicholson said. "She's got the best arm on the team, Her [baseball] IQ is fantastic. She totally gets it. What I'm wanting from her is to understand how good she can be at the plate. She's truly supportive. You'll never hear a negative word come out of that kid's mouth."

Davis is beginning a new chapter of her career and it's safe to say that she's off to an impressive start.

Original article posted at https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/mone-davis-former-little-league-world-series-star-makes-college-softball-debut-for-hampton/ on CBSSports.com
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper
Monday, February 10th 2020 at 11:00PM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
College Sophomore Women Only: Apply Now For JPMorgan Chase's Winning Women Conference
College Sophomores: Apply Now For JPMorgan Chase's Launching Leaders Conference
Meet HBCU Alum Renee Hall - First Woman Chief of the Dallas Police Department
Prince George’s County State’s Attorney to Address Bowie State University Convocation
Grammy Awardee Celebrates Oakwood University's Take 6, The Aeolians
Register Now for JPMorgan Chase's Code for Good Event. Deadline approaching!
Alabama State University Founders Week Begins Feb 3. Speaker Named for Convocation at the Acadome.
Apply now for Software Engineering Internship Positions
Forward This Article Entry!
News Home

(Advertise Here)
Who's Online
>> more | invite 
Black America Resources
100 Black Men of America
www.100blackmen.org

Black America's Political Action Committee (BAMPAC)
www.bampac.org

Black America Study
www.blackamericastudy.com

Black America Web
www.blackamericaweb.com

CNN Black In America Special
www.cnn.com/blackinamerica

NUL State of Black America Report
www.nul.org

Most Popular Bloggers
deacon ron gray has logged 179063 blog subscribers!
tanisha laverne grant has logged 22336 blog subscribers!
brother marcus! has logged 17082 blog subscribers!
agnes levine has logged 12295 blog subscribers!
harry watley has logged 11279 blog subscribers!
>> more | add 
Latest Jobs
Senior Accountant with Skywalker Ranch in Nicasio, CA.
Senior Immigration Specialist with Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN.
Program Manager of DEAI with The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.
IT Technical Specialist with University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL.
39074 - Account Clerk Senior with Minnesota Department of Human Services in St. Paul, MN.
>> more | add