Taney 'not intimidated' by toughest opponent yet

Taney 'not intimidated' by toughest opponent yet
August 18, 2014, 3:45 pm
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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Little League World Series teams from the West region are notoriously talented.

They’re known for playing the sport all year round – for pitching tough and hitting tougher. The Las Vegas squad representing the region this year is no exception.

Philly’s Taney Dragons, though, aren’t intimidated. They’ll face Las Vegas Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. with a pass to the U.S. championship on the line.

After Sunday’s come-from-behind walk-off victory (see story), they feel they’ve hit their stride.

“There’s nobody that can stop us,” catcher Scott Bandura said. “We hit good pitching. Their bats, I think Mo’ne [Davis]’s going to crack their bats if she has her best game.”

Per Little League rules, pitchers who throw 65 pitches in a game are required to have three full days off between starts. Lucky for Taney, that means their star pitcher (and it-girl of the summer) Davis will be on the mound. She threw in Taney’s first game here, a 6-0 shutout of South Nashville.

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