ARLINGTON -- Mo'ne Davis, the 13-year-old girl who has captivated baseball fans around the country, fired a shutout on Friday afternoon, becoming the first female pitcher to do that in the Little League World Series.
Hanging on every pitch, from the visitors' clubhouse at Globe Life Park, was Angels superstar Mike Trout.
"Did you see that?" Trout said. "That was pretty cool, just going out there and competing. We were definitely watching in the clubhouse.
"She was throwing everything. She was blowing the heater by people, got that nice breaking ball. It was fun to watch."
Davis, who struck out eight, walked none and gave up two hits in her six-inning shutout over a team from Nashville, Tenn., plays for Philadelphia's Taney Dragons, who reside close to Trout's hometown of Millville, N.J. Trout wasn't familiar with the team, but had heard of Davis' exploits through social media.
Davis also threw a shutout against a team from Delaware in the Regionals for the right to play in Williamsport, Pa., and is only the fourth American girl to compete at the Little League World Series.
"If you can do it, do it," Trout said. "That's cool."
Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.