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.