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Little League Star Mo'ne Davis Strikes Out Fallon on "Tonight"

Timid at first, the Little League World Series sensation warmed up to strike out Fallon in a game of wiffle ball

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    Mo'ne Davis Pitches to Jimmy Fallon

    Mo'ne Davis pitches to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. (Published Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014)

    Little League World Series sensation Mo’ne Davis brought her pitching skills to the “The Tonight Show” stage where she struck out host Jimmy Fallon in a game of wiffle ball.

    The 13-year-old pitching star from Philadelphia was a bit shy when first introduced.

    Fallon asked what her favorite post-game meal is — naturally a Philly cheese steak — and about her first day of school. 

    “It was okay,” she said, adding that her friends are proud of her and some were even starstruck when they saw her Thursday.

    Davis has been at the center of a media whirlwind after she became the first girl to pitch a shut-out game in the Little League World Series. She is the 18th girl to play in the series. 

    In the past month, Davis has graced the cover of Sports Illustrated and thrown out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium. On the "Tonight Show," Davis took a makeshift pitcher's mound in a strike out challenge against Fallon.

    “If you strike me out, I’ll buy you a cheese steak the next time I’m in Philly,” Fallon told her. “If you don’t, then you buy me one.”

    Fallon brought Davis' catcher to the stage, Scott Bandura, who's been playing with the all-star pitcher since age 7.

    Davis threw a variety of pitches, each one getting more aggressive than the next.

    Her last pitch hit Fallon, and he threw his helmet to the ground and approached her, joking, "wanna go?" He hugged her, instead. 

    "You're the best, congratulations," he said. 

    Last week, Fallon mentioned Davis in his weekly "Thank You Notes," saying, “Thanks for showing the world that throwing like a girl can actually be a good thing. Right, dad?”