Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West sent Mo’Ne Davis and her team home after their face-off at the Little League World Series.
The boys brought home the U.S. title when they beat the Taney Dragons 7-5 on Saturday night, Time.com reports. The world has been keeping a close eye on both squads this summer because they’ve both broken the mold for little league in one way or another. JRW is the first all-black team to get to the Series, and the Mo’Ne has stunned everyone as the first black girl to pitch a shut-out game.
The Chicago Tribune reports that people from all over the city came out to support the young men, during a watch party outside of the Chicago Theatre downtown! There was cheering in the streets when boys from the Windy City came out on top.
Over in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, JRW celebrated the win with some of their competitors just moments after leaving the field. “Right now, they’re hanging out with Team Canada, eating pizza and hot wings,” head coach Darrel Butler told WGN News.
“If I could do a backflip, I would,” he said. “I’m just happy for the kids. I’m very excited about that.”
Darrell wasn’t going to let the guys stay up too late last night because JRW had a game with South Korea today, so he wanted his team well-rested. While the boys were enjoying the thrill of victory, he was working on a way to beat South Korea.
Remaining tight-lipped about his strategy for victory, Darrel said, “I’m going to review some film tonight, and I’m going to come up with a master plan for tomorrow.”
Many people were rooting for both sets of kids on Saturday night, but only one team could come out on top. Fans would have loved to see Mo’Ne advance in the series, but an all-black team snag the U.S. titled was an exciting prospect, too! Either way, it was going to be a historic win.
While Mo’Ne was clearly disappointed by the loss, she was gracious in defeat as she told fans, “Thank you for supporting us, and we tried our best.
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
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5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
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"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
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15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
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21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
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24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"