Taney Dragons Comeback to Win LLWS Game

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Philly's own baseball heroes, the Taney Dragons, won their second game in the Little League World Series on their last at bat. (Published Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014)

    Philadelphia's Taney Dragons baseball team has given Philly sports fans something to cheer about after winning their second game at the Little League World Series in Williamsport Sunday night 7-6.

    The team pulled off a dramatic comeback win in the 6th inning and sits just two wins away from the championship game.

    It was clutch time when the team started the bottom of the 6th inning and were down 6-5. They went on to score two runs to take the lead and beat Pearland East of Pearland, Texas, the Southwest champion.

    They advance to play a team from Las Vegas Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

    Philly Cheers Taney

    [PHI] Philly Cheers Taney
    Mayor Michael Nutter hosted a Taney baseball watch party at City Hall (Published Sunday, Aug 17, 2014)

    Mayor Michael Nutter hosted a large viewing party at City Hall. Hundreds turned out.

    Ace pitcher Mo'ne Davis, who's emerged as the team's star player, played third base and shortstop Sunday due to pitching rest rules.

    Davis struck out eight batters in her complete-game effort against South Nashville on Friday. She's the first girl to throw a complete-game at the LLWS.

    The Dragons are the first team from Philadelphia to make it to the LLWS.

    Taney Wins!

    [PHI] Taney Wins!
    The Taney Dragons won their second Little League World Series game. (Published Sunday, Aug 17, 2014)