Philly girls advance to Little League World Series regional championship, Tom’s River falls to Newark

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.

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