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Taney Dragons fall to Chicago, out of Little League World Series

In a 6-5 loss Thursday night, the Taney Dragons dramatic chase of the Little League World Series championship has come to a close.

Mo'Ne Davis, pitcher for the Taney Dragons. Credit: Twitter Mo'Ne Davis, pitcher for the Taney Dragons. Credit: Twitter

In a 6-5 loss Thursday night, the Taney Dragons dramatic chase of the Little League World Series championship has come to a close.

It was a hard-fought game. Despite the best efforts of star pitcher 13-year-old Mo'Ne Davis and the rest of the team, the Dragon came lost by one run, 6-5.

The Jackie Robinson West Little League team out of Chicago scored six runs in the first two innings of the game.

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Suddenly, the Dragons were in rally mode, scoring five runs in the next four innings.

The Dragons had a runner on third base, ready to score the run that would have tied the game, when a strikeout at the batter's mound.

Now the Chicago team will play the Las Vegas Mountain Ridge team Saturday in a bid for the national title. Chicago previously lost to Vegas 13-2. Vegas beat Philadelphia 8-1 earlier this week.

The winning team Saturday will face off against the international Little League title-holder.

Now Philadelphia's most famed Little Leaguers can get away from the media microscope and back to normal life, preparing to crack the books in September for the new school year.

 
 
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