Jackie Robinson West tops Philly


Published on August 22 2014 2:19 am
Last Updated on August 22 2014 2:19 am
Written by Millie Lange

(South Williamsport, PA)  --  The Taney Dragons run at the Little League World Series is over.  Mo'ne Davis and the squad from Philadelphia lost 6-5 to Chicago's Jackie Robinson West on Thursday night in the U.S. semifinals at Lamade Stadium.

Chicago moves on to face Las Vegas in the U.S. Championship Saturday.  Japan cruised past Mexico 12-1 to advance. Japan meets South Korea in the International Championship also on Saturday. The two winners will face in the World Series Championship Sunday.

The "worldwide leader in sports" is reeling in record ratings thanks to the newest sports phenom simply known as Mo'ne. ESPN said they scored the highest preliminary national rating ever for a Little League World Series game. With Mo'ne Davis on the mound in Philadelphia's loss Wednesday, the network received a 3.4 overnight rating, up 143-percent from last year.