Mo'ne Davis, Ella Bruning connect on 1st pitch

August 24th, 2021

Mo'ne Davis to Ella Bruning -- that's a battery with serious girl power.

In a cool moment on Tuesday, Davis threw out the first pitch to Bruning at the Little League World Series.

Davis and Bruning are two of the 20 girls to play in the Little League World Series. The 11-year-old Bruning, who's stolen the show as the catcher for the Wylie Little League team from Abilene, Texas, is the 20th, and the only girl playing this year.

In her team's 6-0 win over Washington to open the tournament, Bruning went 2-for-2 with an RBI and stolen base and scored the first run of the game.

Davis was the star of the 2014 Little League World Series, with an overpowering fastball that would reach 70 mph. The then-13-year-old from Philadelphia became the first girl to pitch a shutout in Little League World Series history.

Davis is now a television analyst for this year's Little League World Series on ESPN's KidsCast.