Two girls whose teams have been competing to make it to the Little League World Series won’t be facing each other in the Mid-Atlantic regional championship after all.
On Friday, pitcher Mo’Ne Davis’ Taney Youth Baseball Association team from Philadelphia defeated the Colonie, New York, team 6-5 to advance to Sunday’s finals.
Thirteen-year-old Davis did some key base-running to help put her team ahead.
But 12-year-old Kayla Roncin’s Toms River, New Jersey, team lost 4-3 to the Newark, Delaware, team.
Roncin came to bat in the bottom of the sixth inning for Toms River with two outs, two runners on base and her team down by a run. She fell behind in the count then hit a ground ball to second base for a tag play to end the game.