Some hard-hitting Las Vegas batters may have gotten the better of Philadelphia's Taney Dragons at the Little League World Series on Wednesday, but Taney fans' confidence in their team, led by pitching phenom Mo'ne Davis, didn't flag on Twitter.
Taney lost to their Nevadan rivals 8-1, despite plenty of impressive plays — including a hit from Mo'ne in the fourth inning that helped give the Dragons their first run of the game, and an impressive sliding catch by Zion Spearman. Fortunately Taney isn't out yet. They play Chicago Thursday night for a shot at the U.S. Final.
Wednesday night, supporters from their hometown and far beyond took to Twitter to cheer on Taney with the hashtag #BelieveInDragons.
#TaneyDragons are the truth no matter if they win or lose tonight
— Brian Patt (@BPatt215) August 21, 2014
— NewsWorks (@NewsWorksWHYY) August 20, 2014
Those boys from Vegas can hit, but Mo’Ne Davis is the truth! Composure on 10, girl has ice in her veins when she’s on that mound. #LLWS
— J.D. (@iownjd) August 21, 2014
— Stephanie Farr (@FarFarrAway) August 21, 2014
Defense is the name of the game and Zion snow cones one in right for #TaneyDragons
— Timothy Patterson (@Patters7Timothy) August 21, 2014
Can I draft Mo'ne for my fantasy team? #TaneyDragons
— Tara Gordon (@ihatefloss) August 21, 2014
— Amy Doonan Cronin (@AmyDCronin) August 21, 2014
— Julia (@littlesparroh) August 21, 2014
Before the game, Philly's big-league, grown-up teams had offered their support, too:
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) August 20, 2014
— Phillies (@Phillies) August 20, 2014
— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) August 20, 2014
So did state-wide leaders:
— Governor Tom Corbett (@GovernorCorbett) August 20, 2014
— Senator Bob Casey (@SenBobCasey) August 20, 2014
— Brendon Shank (@bshank) August 21, 2014