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At Little League World Series, Mo’Ne Davis leads Phila.

Mo’Ne Davis is one of two girls at the Little League World Series.

Sean Simmers/PennLive.com via AP

Mo’Ne Davis is one of two girls at the Little League World Series.

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Pitcher Mo’Ne Davis, one of two girls at the Little League World Series, threw a two-hitter to help Philadelphia beat Nashville 4-0 on Friday in the opener for both teams.

The first girl to appear for a U.S. team in South Williamsport since 2004, Davis received rousing cheers during pregame introductions, every time she stepped to the plate and after she struck out the final batter.

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Davis had eight strikeouts and didn’t walk a batter. She retired the first six batters and needed only 70 pitches to complete the game. She was hitless in three at-bats.

Philadelphia shortstop Jared Sprague-Lott hit a three-run home run in the first inning, and outfielder Carter Davis had an RBI sacrifice fly in the sixth.

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