Meet Maddy Freking, the First Girl in Little League World Series Since Mo’ne Davis

The last girl from Minnesota to play in Williamsport ‘ but she told the AP that baseball is her favorite sport because of the traveling it involves.

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It has been five years since Mo’ne Davis dazzled the nation from atop a Little League World Series pitcher’s mound and another player joins Davis this year on the elite list of girls to appear in the tournament.

12-year-old Freking plays for Coon Rapids-Andover, who will represent the Midwest in the LLWS. Her team beat squads from Iowa, North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Minnesota to advance to South Williamsport.

As Freking and her team take on the big stage at the Little League World Series, here’s five quick things to know about her:

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Freking has already caught a ton of attention for her defensive skills. In the fourth inning of the Midwest Regional Championship, Minnesota was down 5’1 to Iowa when she turned a heads-up double play in a bases-loaded, no-out situation.’Minnesota held Iowa scoreless in that inning and rallied to score seven runs in the fifth and sixth to reach the LLWS.

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Axios Sports – August 15, 2019 – Axios

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and music mogul Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter held a news conference yesterday to officially announce a multiyear partnership between the NFL and Carter’s entertainment company, Roc Nation.

Why it matters: Carter was repeatedly asked to explain his reasoning for partnering with the NFL on social justice initiatives while Colin Kaepernick, whom he has strongly supported, remains conspicuously absent from the league.

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P.S. ‘ Kaepernick has yet to publicly comment on the Roc Nation-NFL partnership, but hours after the news conference, he took to social media to mark the three-year anniversary of his initial protest.

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2018-19 ALL-USA High School Softball Coach of the Year: Rick Robinson, Norco

The ALL-USA High School Softball Team for the 2018-19 season was selected in coordination with Michael Kyllo-Kittleson of Fastpitch News based on high school performance, level of competition and strength of schedule.

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For the first time in his career, Rick Robinson has been named the ALL-USA High School Softball Coach of the Year.

Robinson has led Norco to prominence since he took the helm in 2000, winning six total CIF-Southern Section I Championships in softball, five of which have come since 2009.

This year, the team was able to win a second straight Southern Section Division I title, finishing up a 31-1 season in the process. Norco was led by a strong offensive cohort this season. Seven of the team’s nine hitters are bound for Division I softball teams, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

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Date: 2019-06-18T12:50:08+00:00
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